Funeral services for Billy Edgar Ivy, 86, of Emory, were held on November 25 at Emory Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Dougherty Cemetery.
Mr. Ivy died on November 22, 2020. He was born on July 26, 1934, in Crystal City to Edgar Franklin and Jeannie (Clover) Ivy. He married Shirley Wheeler Liebel on January 28, 1995, in Lake Tahoe. He worked for Powr-Lift Corp. in Irving for 32 years. He was a sales manager and vice president, as well as served on the board of directors.
Mr. Ivy was an avid fisherman and hunter/gatherer. He loved to work with wood and metal. He built many beautiful things for his wife. He also made many of his own fishing lures, most of which he gave away.
Mr. Ivy is survived by his wife; son, Jimmy Ray Ivy; stepsons, Russell Liebel, Ken Liebel and Jayson Liebel; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; half-brother, Dana Sparks; and numerous other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, identical twin brother, Bobby Edwin Ivy; and daughter, Linda Kay.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory.