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