US Navy

Ivy Carlvin Deas, Jr

1931 ~ 2021 (age 90)


   Ivy Carlvin Deas, Jr. born October 13, 1931, to Eunice & Ivy Deas in Coffeeville, Alabama, entered heaven and reunited with his bride, Violet of 68 years, on his 90th birthday, October 13, 2021, at his home in Semmes surrounded by their beloved children. 

  • Cheryl Deas, Karen (Rodney) Dixon, Ivy Deas III, Lori (Toby) Williams

Ivy was known to some as Jr. and affectionally called Daddy Deas by his (5) grandchildren:

  • Somer (Dean) Alford, Robert Smith IV, Toby (Victoria) Williams, Jr. Ivy Deas IV & Joseph Deas. 

(10) Great grandchildren:

  • Bailey, Brandon & Brady Alford, Caroline, Paisley, Brooks Toby & baby Williams, Annie Rose Smith, Hayden & Maizie Deas.

(2) Step grandchildren: 

  • Ryan (Dione) Dixon, Melanie (Jacob) White

(3) Step Great grandchildren:

  • Conner Roberts, Will Dixon & Camilla White.

   Predeceased by his loving parents, and beloved sister, Gwendolyn (Lawrence) Deas Stewart ; Nephew: Sergeant Major Virgil Glen Geiger, Jr. 

   Survived by his devoted nephews, Alex (Robbie) Stewart,  Tony Geiger (Rahaina) & family, Jonathan Geiger, Marty (Nicole) Stewart, Emerie & Evan Stewart and Andrew Stewart & a host of cousins. And a devoted longtime friend, D.O. Smith

   When Ivy was 5 years old, his parents moved to 40 acres of land on McCrary Road in Semmes where his father built their home and was owner operator of Deas Service Station and Mercantile, which supplied the community with goods during the depression. Ivy’s father cultivated the land with acres of rich crops and raised cattle. As Ivy grew up, he become an avid deer & turkey hunter plus a fisherman. He carried on the family tradition by raising his family on the same property.

  • Ivy served in the United States Navy and fought in the Korean War.
  • Ivy served as deacon at Lott Road Baptist Church in 1959 where he & Violet ministered in teaching the word of God to teenagers for multiple years.
  • Ivy retired after 29 years @ Stauffer Chemical Plant in 1993.

  His children speak of him as a gentle & kind man who never raised his voice. He was easy going, always smiling & loved to share memories & stories of his lifetime experiences & adventures. They said their Daddy never had to tell them to be kind & respectful to others, they simply learned by following his example. Ivy loved the Lord and was ready to leave this earth and enter his heavenly home.

   Service will be held at 12:00 PM, Saturday, October 16, 2021 in the Valhalla Memorial Funeral Home.  8730 Sims Road, Eight Mile, AL 36613. Interment to follow at Valhalla Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. 


Ivy’s grandsons & great-grandsons.

Robert Smith IV
Toby Williams, Jr.
Bailey, Brandon & Brady Alford
Ivy Deas, IV
Honorary pallbearer: Joseph Deas

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Funeral Service
October 16, 2021

12:00 PM
Valhalla Funeral Home
8730 Sims Road
Eight Mile, AL 36613

Interment following funeral service
October 16, 2021

Valhalla Memorial Gardens
8730 Sims Rd
Eight Mile, AL 36613

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