Wayne Ivy

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Funeral services for Wayne Ivy will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Copiah County after services. 

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Wayne Ivy was the son of Prentiss and Ruth Ivy of Brookhaven.  He attended and graduated from Heuck’s Retreat School in Brookhaven.  After high school he served in the U.S. Army for two years, one year of which was spent in occupational forces in Japan. After his honorable discharge he attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College where he met a young lady, Kennie, who would later become his wife. After he completed his work at Co-Lin, he entered Mississippi State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree and master’s degree in agricultural work. He and Kennie were married at Bethel Baptist Church on Dec. 24, 1950.

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Over the ensuing years he served as an agricultural teacher at Heuck’s Retreat School teaching veterans and Georgetown High School. He later worked with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service and for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Home Administration.  He took early retirement from the Farmers Home Administration as a result of an auto-train accident. He continued to reside in Copiah County east of Hazlehurst for the next forty plus years.

He was always active in his church and served as a Baptist deacon for most of those years.  He was active in community and church activities until the last few months where his physical abilities would not allow participation.  He was a loving and compassionate man with a warm winning smile.

Surviving family include his wife, Kennie, of over 65 years; sons, David and wife, Melody, of Rankin County and Danny and his wife, Cathy, of Lincoln County; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren living in Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama; Robert Ivy of Brookhaven, Kathleen Keyes of Brandon and Sarah Beeson of Brookhaven.

To express your thoughts to the family, you may visit riverwoodfamily.com and click on his name to leave a comment.