OBITUARY

James "Jimmy" Elroyd Ivey

March 12, 1947January 7, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

James Elroyd Ivey passed away on January 7, 2021.

James “Jimmy” Ivey was born March 12, 1947 in Milledgeville, GA. He was the son of the late Julian Ivey, and Maude Twilley Ivey. A devout Christian, Jimmy was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle Church in Lagrange, GA. He graduated from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA. He earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. Following graduation from high school, he joined the United States Air Force where he was deployed to Takhli Air Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War. During his time in the Air Force, he served as a supply specialist and a military police officer assigned to the Office of Special Investigations. Upon leaving the Air Force, he joined the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department where he served as a sheriff’s deputy and Chief Investigator. He later joined the Georgia Army National Guard where he served as a recruiter until retiring from military service in 1993. After military service, he worked as a parole officer for the Georgia State Department of Pardons and Paroles for 10 years. Upon retirement from state duty, he joined the LaGrange Police Department where he served the city as a Police Officer and Code Enforcement Officer until retirement in 2018. Jimmy was a lifelong public servant, family man, and friend to everyone he met. He spent a good portion of his time giving back to the community by volunteering at various charitable events. He was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and the Fraternal Order of Freemasons.

Jimmy Ivey never met a stranger. His humor and smile will be remembered by everyone he impacted in his life. A tried and true University of Georgia Bulldogs fan, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Trish, riding his Harley with his brothers and sisters of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, and spending time with his grandkids. He will be deeply missed by all.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother, father, brothers John Michael and Matthew Harris, and his sister Joyce Elaine. He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Trish” Ivey; daughter DeAnna Ivey Morgan and her husband Darrell; daughter Jamie Ivey-Kirschbaum and her husband Tim; stepdaughter Jenny McCrea Dowdy and her husband Darren; stepson Drew Fortenberry; and 7 grandchildren, Patrick, Ashley, Bailey, Kaley, Hudson, Kaylen, and Julianne.

The gathering of family and friends will be at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Lagrange, GA on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:00pm. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00am followed by a procession to West View Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA where Jimmy will be laid to rest at 2:30pm with full military honors alongside his father, mother, brother and sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Jimmy’s name to either the Concerns of Police Survivors or The Wounded Warrior Project.

The family would like to express gratitude for the outpouring of love and prayers.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia "Trish" Ivey, Spouse
  • DeAnna Ivey Morgan (Darrell), Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Jamie Ivey-Kirschbaum (Tim), Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Jenny McCrea Dowdy (Darren), Step Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Drew Fortenberry, Stepson
  • Mr. Ivey has 7 grandchildren, Patrick, Ashley, Bailey, Kaley, Hudson, Kaylen, and Julianne.
  • DONATIONS

  • Concerns of Police Survivors
  • The Wounded Warrior Project

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

Memories

James "Jimmy" Elroyd Ivey

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Buddy and Ila Parish and family

January 12, 2021

We are sorry for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with yall ...let us know if there is anything we can do...

Lynn Henry Mundy

January 12, 2021

So sorry to have lost you too soon, Jimbo. I have the most fond memories of all the cousins spending Sundays at Nanny and PaPa's, sharing dinner and playing all day. We have gone our separate ways, but always have that close bond with family, no matter where life has taken us. We always come back once a year to share hugs and family changes, as well as good food. Sad that we couldn't do that this past year, praying we can resume it soon. Hugs and prayers for comfort to Trish and family.

Pam Parmer

January 12, 2021

Trish,
I am so sorry for your loss of Jimmy. Always remember the happy memories as you work through your grief. I will keep you in my prayers. Call me if I can help you. Love your friend.
Pam Parmer

Cindy Hardwick

January 11, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Patti Curbow

January 11, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Donald Weaver

January 11, 2021

"Jimmy" as people called him later in life was and will always be "Jimbo" to me and my other Cousins. We had 2 Jimmy's in our family. Oddly, one of my Oldest Memories was when a bunch of us Cousins lived our younger Lives within a quarter of a mile from each other. Ever hear of Ivey Weaver Rd. ? It was here that I and other younger cousins received our weekly Beatings from Jimbo and our other Older Cousins. It was only fitting though because our other, even Older, Cousins gave Jimbo and the other older cousins their beatings when their turn came. They were NOT Bad Cousins. It was just maybe the Rite of Passage. I later remember watching Jimbo Lead the Baldwin High School Marching Band during half times at the Football games. I remember feeling Proud that that was my Cousin. He was a Great Guy. RIP Jimbo.

Nolan Dedmon

January 9, 2021

Jimmy was a great and funny guy he will be greatly missed

Regina Bridges

January 8, 2021

Jimmy and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love is with Trisha and family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

James Elroyd Ivey passed away on January 7, 2021.

James “Jimmy” Ivey was born March 12, 1947 in Milledgeville, GA. He was the son of the late Julian Ivey, and Maude Twilley Ivey. A devout Christian, Jimmy was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle Church in Lagrange, GA. He graduated from Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, GA. He earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. Following graduation from high school, he joined the United States Air Force where he was deployed to Takhli Air Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War. During his time in the Air Force, he served as a supply specialist and a military police officer assigned to the Office of Special Investigations. Upon leaving the Air Force, he joined the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department where he served as a sheriff’s deputy and Chief Investigator. He later joined the Georgia Army National Guard where he served as a recruiter until retiring from military service in 1993. After military service, he worked as a parole officer for the Georgia State Department of Pardons and Paroles for 10 years. Upon retirement from state duty, he joined the LaGrange Police Department where he served the city as a Police Officer and Code Enforcement Officer until retirement in 2018.
Jimmy was a lifelong public servant, family man, and friend to everyone he met. He spent a good portion of his time giving back to the community by volunteering at various charitable events. He was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club and the Fraternal Order of Freemasons.

Jimmy Ivey never met a stranger. His humor and smile will be remembered by everyone he impacted in his life. A tried and true University of Georgia Bulldogs fan, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Trish, riding his Harley with his brothers and sisters of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, and spending time with his grandkids. He will be deeply missed by all.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his mother, father, brothers John Michael and Matthew Harris, and his sister Joyce Elaine. He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Trish” Ivey; daughter DeAnna Ivey Morgan and her husband Darrell; daughter Jamie Ivey-Kirschbaum and her husband Tim; stepdaughter Jenny McCrea Dowdy and her husband Darren; stepson Drew Fortenberry; and 7 grandchildren, Patrick, Ashley, Bailey, Kaley, Hudson, Kaylen, and Julianne.

The gathering of family and friends will be at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Lagrange, GA on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:00pm. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00am followed by a procession to West View Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA where Jimmy will be laid to rest at 2:30pm with full military honors alongside his father, mother, brother and sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Jimmy’s name to either the Concerns of Police Survivors or The Wounded Warrior Project.

The family would like to express gratitude for the outpouring of love and prayers.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636