Walter George Ivey: August 9, 2022

Published 1:49 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Mr. Walter George Ivey, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Mr. Ivey was born in
Richland, Georgia on May 27, 1927 to Robert Ellis and Ethel Holloman Ivey.  Mr. Ivey served as Chief
Engineer for SeaLand Container Corporation World Wide and retired from The Merchant Marines in 1983.
Recently, The Merchant Marines were included as a part of the Military in a ceremony at the White
House.  The Medal of Honor was presented to all Veterans for their service.  Walter Ivey was certainly
deserving of that honor.
Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by his parents and brothers:  Cecil Ivey, Oliver Ivey and Ellis Ivey and his
sisters: Thelma Leidy, Jewell Sutton, and Mary Leak.
Additionally, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 11:30 AM at Harmony Cemetery in
Richland with the Rev. Robert Orr officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Sumter Retirement Village, Magnolia Manor,
and Phoebe Hospice.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories by
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of these arrangements.