Jackie Ray Ivers


Jackie Ray Ivers, 85, of Greencastle, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 28,1934 to the late Clarence and Cora (Greemore) Ivers in Vincennes, Indiana. He accepted Christ as his Savior on April 9, 1959, and his entire life testified to this truth. On April 11,1959 he married Evada “Jane” (Jones) Ivers in Beal, Indiana. She survives.

Jackie proudly served our country in the United States Army in the 11thAirborn. He began working on a farm during his childhood and continued to do so until the 1970’s when he started a new career as a self-employed carpenter. Over the years he served as a deacon at Roachdale Baptist Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, and the Antioch Baptist church, and more recently was a member of the Roachdale Baptist Church. Jackie always made his family and spending time with them a priority.  He enjoyed playing sports, fishing, hunting, gardening, and reading books, especially his Bible.  He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Jane, children, Travis (Pam) Ivers, Greencastle, Angela (Joe) Branson, Greencastle, Traci (Rodger) Amos, Charlottesville, and Shannon (Carol) Ivers, Greencastle, 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren, sisters, Susie (Muggs) Young, Vincennes, and Linda Hancock, Monroe City, many nieces and nephews, and mother-in-law, Eloise Jones, Vincennes.

He was preceded in death by; Parents, siblings, Alvie, Shirley, Vera, Donald, Gayle, Burdette, Betty, and father-in-law, Luther Wilson Jones.

Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Roachdale Baptist Church, 10 Lonoke Street, Roachdale, Indiana 46172, with Pastor Seth Amos, (grandson) officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, August 9th, 2019 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Roachdale Baptist Church, Guatemala Fund.

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6 thoughts on “Jackie Ray Ivers

  • Peggy Barmes

    So sorry for loss! I’ve always enjoyed the stories, from him preaching at your reunions.
    I didn’t know him personally, but I know he was a blessing to many!

  • Camby & Jim

    I wish I had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough.
    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Bert Stevens

    Uncle Jack was a great man. I am a better person because of him. I am so blessed to be a part of the Ivers family. Thoughts, prayers and love to his family.

  • Troy Greenlee

    One of the most genuine men I ever met. He always had a smile on his face, and encouraging words on his lips. Haven’t seen Jack in years but cherish the times I spent with him and his family. Prayers to all!!!

  • Jason Keeney

    I am saddened to read if Mr. Ivers passing but rejoice with you all because we know he awoke in the Glory of the Almighty. I always enjoyed delivering to his house back when I work delivery routes because no matter what he was doing, he would talk to me. He was a great man. His legacy will live on in the family he left here on Earth, but his testimony stretches far and wide. May God comfort you all during the days ahead.