LEPANTO - Barney Joe Ivy, 56, departed this life on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 4, 1962 to Flavis and Audie Sullivan Ivy. He was a Tech Sergeant in the United States Air Force, a loadmaster on a C130 transport plane and he served during Operation Desert Storm. While in the Air Force he received the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Thomas Flavis Ivy; one daughter, Stacy Lemons; two brothers, John Ivy and Joney Ivy and one sister, Ann Kennedy.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Diane Chapman Ivy of Lepanto; one son, Joseph Ivy of Lepanto; one daughter, Leela Keller (Aric) of Jonesboro; three brothers, Harold Ivy (Sheila) of Fulton, Gene Ivy (Linda) of Tyronza and Jim Ivy (Patty) of Tyronza; three sisters, Gwen Hooker of Heafer, Dorothy Teague of Tyronza and Joyce Bickerstaff (Phil) of Tyronza, and one grandson, Aiden Keller of Jonesboro.
Funeral services were held May 25 at Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto. Interment followed at Tyronza Cemetery.