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.