Larry Ivey

Obituary of Larry Hugh Ivey

In loving memory of Pastor Larry Ivey, affectionately known as "Pappaw," of Yuba City, CA., age 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 16, 2024, after battling a long-term illness, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Larry was born on April 6, 1933, in Springdale, Arkansas, to Benoy M. Ivey and Rose P. Ivey (Toye). Larry was three years old when his family moved to CA. Upon graduating from Emeryville High School, he then attended PCG Bible College in Gilroy, CA, and received his ministerial license. In August of 1951, during one of his first church speaking and singing engagements, Larry met the love of his life, Carol (Callahan) Ivey in Pinedale, CA. Larry and Carol, captivated by one another, soon fell in love and three months later they were married on November 17, 1951, in Sultana, CA. They shared over 72 years of faithful love and devotion. They had two children, in 1953 a daughter, Sheila L. Ivey and in 1956 a daughter, Candis L. Ivey. Larry, an ambassador for Christ, lived his daily life passionately loving his family, showing kindness and grace by serving others, delivering encouraging sermons of hope, using his guitar playing abilities and beautiful voice in singing, recording four Christian music albums. In heaven, Larry joins his late daughter Sheila L. Gibson; mother, Rose P. Ivey; father, Benoy M. Ivey; and two brothers, Jeff L. Ivey, and James R. Ivey. Larry leaves behind his beloved wife, Carol E. Ivey; daughter, Candis L. Villalpando (Joe); grandson, Joshua K. Pewitt-DeLozier (Ashley); granddaughter, Amber D. Emigh (Patrick); granddaughter, Amanda N. Deaton (Evan); Seven great-grandchildren, Cody, Alexis, Chandler, Luke, Kennadie, Madison, Chase; and a step great-grandson, Hunter, two sisters, Wyonna C. Powers, Barbara K. Bradburn; and many loving nephews, nieces, cousins, church family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sutter Community Church located at 2900 Acacia Avenue in Sutter, California, on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM.

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