June 8, 1948 ~ March 20, 2021
Born in: Honolulu, HI
Resided in: Swannanoa, NC
Ford McHenry Ivey, 72, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his home.
Ford was born June 8, 1948, in Honolulu, HI, to the late Ford Audrian Ivey and Nellie Laverne Crawford Ivey.
Mr. Ivey lived most of his life in Texas, graduating from high school in San Antonio, and then attending The University of Texas. He served our country in the US Army. His professional career was spent as an inventor and game designer.
Surviving is his wife, Dr. Sidney Fortner Fisher; daughter, Kathryn Ivey Burns and her husband, Tristan Roger Burns of North Adams, MA; son, Brian Joseph Ivey and his wife, Caitlin Mulhare Ivey, of Gainesville, VA, and their son, Lucas Brian Ivey; son, Ford Joshua Ivey and his wife, Diamond Ivey of Nashua, NH; sister, Janis Vae Norton and her husband, Alan Norton, of Buda, TX, and brother, James Edward Ivey and his wife, Lee Goodwin, of Santa Fe, NM.
Private family burial will be held at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery In Black Mountain.