Barney Joe Ivy, 56, of Lepanto, Arkansas departed this life on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 4, 1962 to Flavis and Audie Sullivan Ivy. He was a Tech Sergeant in the United States Air Force, a loadmaster on a C130 transport plane and he served during Operation Desert Storm. While in the Air Force he received many awards and medals the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air Reserve Meritorious Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one son: Thomas Flavis Ivy, one daughter: Stacy Lemons, two brothers: John Ivy and Joney Ivy and one sister: Ann Kennedy.
Barney is survived by his wife of 12 years: Diane Chapman Ivy of Lepanto, one son: Joseph Ivy of Lepanto, one daughter: Leela Keller (Aric) of Jonesboro, Three brothers: Harold Ivy (Sheila) of Fulton, Gene Ivy (Linda) of Tyronza and Jim Ivy (Patty) of Tyronza, three sisters: Gwen Hooker of Heafer, Dorothy Teague of Tyronza and Joyce Bickerstaff (Phil) of Tyronza and one grandson: Aiden Keller of Jonesboro.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 2:00pm at Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Lepanto.
Visitation will be held Friday from 12:30 until service time.
Interment will follow at Tyronza Cemetery.