Joe Marshall Ivey

November 10, 1919October 13, 2013
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Joe Marshall Ivey, loving Husband, Father and Granddaddy was born November 10, 1919, in Marshall, Texas. He grew up there with his sister, Lois, and three brothers, Lowell, Billy and Gordon. After graduating from Marshall High School in 1937, he went to work for T & P Railroad. Soon after he learned his boilermaker skills, he proudly left the railroad to serve his country during World War II. He was a shipfitter on the USS Amycus during the Pacific campaign. When his tour was over, he moved his family to Shreveport where he became VP of Rothschild’s Boiler and Tank Works. After retirement he enjoyed working on his farm. His final move was to heaven on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Services celebrating his life will be in the chapel of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home at 2 o’clock on Wednesday, October 16th. Interment will follow at Algoma Cemetery in Marshall, Texas. Officiating will be Rev. Joe Bob Alexander and Rev. Kenny Joyner. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 at Centuries Memorial.

He has been an active member in several Baptist churches in West Shreveport. At his death, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood. He has served as Chairman of the Deacons and Sunday School Superintendent. However, his proudest position was Sunday school teacher for the junior boys.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde W. Ivey and Willa Jones Ivey of Marshall, Texas; his brothers, Lowell and Billy W. Ivey, and sister, Lois Wood, all of Marshall, Texas; his deceased wife, Reba Sunshine Findley Ivey of Shreveport. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Helen Weaver Ivey; his four children, Reba Ivey Summers of Houston, TX, Billy C. Ivey and wife Teresa of Shreveport, Judy Ivey Freeman and husband Jack of Stonewall, and Jerry M. Ivey and wife Lynette of Shreveport; his brother, Gordon Ivey, of Marshall, TX. He was always so proud of all his grandchildren, Ronna Redwine, Ronny Redwine, Cole Summers, William Ivey, Brandon Ivey, Melissa Cheatham, Jason Freeman, Justin Ivey & Morgan Ivey. He is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers include his six grandsons: Ronny Redwine, William Ivey, Brandon Ivey, Jason Freeman, Cole Summers & Justin Ivey.

The family can’t thank Catherine White, Deshonda Wheeler and Barbara Taylor enough for ALL the tender loving care they gave him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Greenwood or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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October 18, 2013


October 16, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. While I am not actually a relative, I have a small connection to your family.

When I was fifteen years old, I dated Billy Ivey, always in company with Joe and Sunshine. Joe was quite a dancer!

I have fond memories of both Joe and Sunshine, and I am more than grateful that he found a wonderful wife and long life with Helen.
Helen Odum Harrell
Hemet CA

Ken Paulovich

October 16, 2013

Jerry and Ivey Family,
I was saddend to learn of your loss at this time. Please know that you and yours remain in my prayers.

Wayne Pickett

October 16, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Rose Halbrook

October 16, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 15, 2013

Helen, my prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of bereavement. May God bless and yours. Joe Ivey was a lucky,lucky man
willis & Catherine Hawkins

Connie (Mann) McCall

October 15, 2013

Dear Mrs. Ivey, Jerry & Lynette, and family: I remember Bro. Joe from our days back at Kelley Memorial. He was a kind and gentle man, and a dear friend to my parents. Please know that you are in my prayers.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

October 15, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Joe Marshall Ivey our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Joe. And to Joe it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy. Joe commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Joe's family and loved ones.

Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Kenny King

October 15, 2013

I did not have the honor or privilege of knowing Mr. Ivey but if my sweet cousin lynette loved him then I am sure he was well worth loving. my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness

Donna Brown

October 15, 2013

Mrs. Helen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of Mr. Joe. He was such a sweet man and always had a smile and kind words for everyone. Praying for each of you during this time.