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Johnny Allen Ivey
Johnny Allen Ivey

Johnny Allen Ivey, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at the age of 63.

Johnny was born on Aug. 30, 1952, in Lumberton. He was the son of the late William Boyd Ivey, of Clinton and Ruby Leggett Ivey, presently of Wilmington.

He is survived by his wife, Dee Canady Ivey and her daughter, Kaylee Marie Sellars; his former wife, Alison Danette Rowan and their children, Joel Allen Ivey (Christina) and Ashlyn Rowan Ivey, of Wilmington; two cherished granddaughters; and brothers, Donald Lynn Ivey (Tempe), of Raleigh and Richard Troy Ivey (Jan), of Lynchburg, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Polly Ivey Allen (Andy), of Wendell.

Johnny graduated from Lumberton High School and was a graduate of Southeastern Community College. He was owner of Ivey Painting, Inc. Johnny was a member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church of Wrightsville Beach. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter and in previous years found joy in riding his motorcycle to Daytona Beach or flying his Diamond airplane.

Johnny will be greatly missed by his family and friends for his kindness, his sense of humor and always throwing great cookouts, for he was known as “the grill master.”

There will be a celebration of life service for Johnny at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, 4 Live Oak Drive, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. Johnny was always seen in a pair of flip flops, khaki shorts and an Ivey Painting tee shirt. Casual attire is welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Plant Place, 6114 Market St.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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