Services will be 11 a.m. on Monday Sept. 10, 2012, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church for Mr. Lenton C. Ivey Jr., affectionately know by all as “Skeet.”
Mr. Ivey departed this life Sept. 4, at St. Elizabeth Health Center surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Ivey was born Aug. 23, 1943, in Talbotton, Georgia,(Talbot County) a son of Rev. Lenton C. and Eva Bell Ivey Sr.
He was a 1961 graduate of The Rayen School, Youngstown, Ohio and had attended Youngstown State University for two years.
He was an Army veteran and was a member of Buckeye Elks Lodge No. 73, Farrell Pa. VFW, former member Donald Lockett Post 6488 and was a former Reserve Deputy Sheriff.
He had been employed by General Motors Lordstown Fabrication Plant for over 40 years, retiring in 2006.
Besides his wife, the former Viola “Cookie” Truman, whom he married March 2, 1986, he leaves to cherish his memory, his mother of Youngstown, OH; two sons, Lenton C. III of New York and Butler (Lisa) Johnson IV of Youngstown; a daughter, Valarie Johnson of Youngstown; three brothers, Joe Lewis (Shirley) Ivey of Dayton, Ohio, Michael Randle Ivey and Carl Ivey of Youngstown; two sisters, Gwendolyn “Poncho” (Rocco) Harris of Youngstown and Carolyn (Tony) Uzzle of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Butler, Carisma and Sapphire Johnson, Cheyenn and Tierra Cato, Shajuan Hall, Jasmine Davis and Jayden Johnson; great-grandchildren, Edwin Vargas III and Jarrell Martin.; sisters-in-law, Urania (Charles) Thornton and Wendy Thompson, both of Youngstown; brothers-in-law, Dennay Truman and Winston (Yvette) Truman of Youngstown, George Truman of Maryville, Wash.; his best friend, Eddie Williams Sr.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Evelyn Richardson; a brother, Sidney Ivey; his grandparents; and his in-laws, Grover and Connie Nettles.
Friends may call two hours prior to the services from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home, Youngstown, Ohio.