Funeral Services for David Lee Ivey, 78, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, will be 11:00am Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at the Graveside, Riverside Cemetery with the Bro Brad Pierce officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Thayer.
He was born the son of Etta Lee Ivey, on September 21, 1941 died November 10, 2019 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
He was united in marriage August 1, 1964 in Thayer, Missouri to Nilene Jones.
He is survived by one son, Dale Ivey and wife Jane of Glencoe, Arkansas; one daughter, Shelia Godwin and husband Stephen of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Seth Godwin and wife Sally of Mammoth Spring, Sagen Godwin of Mammoth Spring, Terra Marie Godwin of Mammoth Spring, and Cody Tharp and wife Kriston of Salem, Arkansas; special niece, Carol Johnson and family of Republic, Missouri and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Etta Nickels; his wife, Nilene Ivey; one sister, Carolyn June Todd; one brother, James “Jimmy” Nickels; one infant brother Donald Ray Nickels and his very special grandmother, Henretta Holloway.
David spent his early life living a simple life on the farm with his beloved grama Henretta Holloway in Thayer, Missouri. He was a Thayer Graduate of 1960. He and his wife moved to and lived in Kansas City the first few years of their marriage where he worked for General Motors Co. They move back home when they had their son Dale in 1966 where they remained. He loved to fish and hunt which he did often with his kids and grandkids. He was a hard worker spending most of his working days in local factories and was a truck driver for Wilcox Mail. He will be remembered for joking and always making people laugh and listening to Cardinals Baseball and other ballgames. He had a big heart especially when it came to his wife, kids and grandkids. He will be greatly missed by his family and by the community for which he lived.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery