James Henry (Jim) Ivy, 75, laid down his tools and went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, Aug. 2, surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00, PM Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Winfree Baptist Church in Orange. Funeral services will held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, Aug. 6, also at the church. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange.

James was born in Boliver County, Ms., Dec. 22 1939,  the only son of Henry Ivy and Margaret Sherrill. He is retired from DuPont Sabine River Works, and served as a deacon at Winfree Baptist Church. He was a member of Bridge City Masonic Lodge # 1345. He enjoyed woodworking, yard work and could fix anything but a broken heart or the crack of dawn.

He is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Carl Ray.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret O’Dell Ivy. He lives on through his children David Ivy and wife Kellie, Jamie Oliphint and husband Bryan, John Paul Ivy and wife Tiffany; grandchildren Luke Ivy, Marissa Ivy, Micah Ivy, Dalton Ivy, Jonathan Oliphint and Daniel Oliphint and great grandchildren Marshall Ivy and Bryson Moore.

Serving as pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons.