of Mountain View, AR
February 23, 1951 - May 14, 2022
Gerald Ivy departed this life on May 14, 2022, at the age of 71. He accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of 12 during Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church. A 1969 graduate of Mountain View High School, he married Ronda (Risner) Ivy in 1978 and had two children; Richard Ivy of Mountain View, father of Emma and Isabella Ivy, and Adam Ivy of Austin, Texas.Gerald was a familiar face in the community since the age of 16, when he began working at Dearien Supply. He has held several positions throughout the years at Ramsey's Hardware, Modern Builders, Mountain View High School, Stone County Skilled Nursing Facility, Conestoga Wood Specialties, TD Home Center and in the last several years, returning to where he began at Dearien Supply. He treated his coworkers and customers as family, always offering a helping hand, never speaking a cross word and willing to give all that he had.An active and devoted member of his community, he held positions on the Stone County Quorum Court, Mountain View City Council, Optimist Club and coached youth baseball and basketball. In these positions, just as in his jobs, he was known for his hard work, helpfulness, good sense, easy humor and ability to lead through thoughtfulness.Outside of his work and less well-known than his community activities, he was also a self-taught musician, skilled in both the bass and drums. He was in several bands in his teens and twenties. A lifetime lover of music, particularly sixties and seventies rock and pop. Those close to him will remember his smile when the Beatles or Creedence Clearwater Revival would come through the radio.An avid golfer, he was often found at the local course enjoying a round with the guys, teaching his granddaughters the rules of the game, or giving them golf cart driving lessons in the backyard.He is survived by his wife, Ronda Ivy; his sons, Richard Ivy of Mountain View, Adam Ivy and partner Gilbert Acosta of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Emma and Isabella Ivy of Mountain View; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many lifelong friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, Von and Earnestine (Storey) Ivy; grandparents, Luther (Doc) and Mattie Storey, Joe Ivy and Ona Smith Ivy and sister-in-law, Teresa (Risner) Cowell; all of Mountain View.A member of First Baptist Church, he will be remembered for his humility, kindness and service to his family and community.Visitation and funeral services are Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Roller Crouch Chapel in Mountain View, Arkansas with the visitation from 12:00-2:00PM and the funeral service beginning at 2:00PM with Brother Jason Ingram officiating. Interment will follow the services at Flatwoods Cemetery in Mountain View, Arkansas. Pallbearers are Larry Poff, Eddie Cowell, Johnny Thomas, Jason Cowell, Nick Cowell, and Donovan Cowell; Honorary Pallbearers; Curtis Lancaster, Rusty Long, Jesse Davis, and Jason Newman.Roller Crouch Funeral Home in Mountain View, Arkansas is in charge of the arrangements.
Dear Ronda,We are so sorry to hear about Gerald. He was such a dear man and a hard worker. Jerry and I loved seeing him at T.D. Supply and at Dearien Supply and especially sitting next to you guys at church. He had such a warm smile and he was so kind. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we know for sure that he is with the Lord.
Rhonda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have always liked Gerald and we know he is in a much better place. I pray God will get you through this time.
Gerald was a great man. Bomb and I enjoyed working with him for years. Prayer go out to the family and my deepest condolences.
Ronda,I am sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.Staci
Prayers for the family..
I knew Gerald and his late father from the time i first moved to Stone county. I bought a lot of plumbing, electrical, and building materials from him and he always took the time to teach me how to do certain things. He was a real gentleman, and I am am saddened at the loss.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Sorry for your loss, my thoughts & prayers go out to your family.
I am truly sorry for your loss. Gerald was an amazing man! Rhonda, Richard, Austin and the rest of the family, I pray that Papa God surrounds each and everyone with HIS arms of love and peace.
Gerald was a great man. We were privileged to have known him over the years. He will surely be miss. We are praying and will continue praying for his family.
Gerald was always smiling and such a sweet man. My heart goes out to the entire family during this time. Many prayers of strength and healing to you all.
Sad to hear of Gerald going home to his Lord. I know he'll be missed by all. Condolences to you Ronda and his sons and especially the granddaughters.
I will miss you my old friendBob Reeves
Rhonda, we have a heavy heart and praying for you in your time of loss!!! Gerald will be severely missed! Love you.
Ronda I am so very sorry. Gerald was a wonderful man and my heart breaks for all of you. Praying for strength and comfort for all of you.
So sorry, Remember working with Gerald years ago. A good friend. Prayers are with the family
Love and prayers from our family.
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for his family.
Sorry for your loss prayers for you and family 🙏🙏
We are so sorry. Gerald was a special person. Never a unkind word. Thinking of all of his wonderful family and friends. He will be missed. Prayers.
We are so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers. Jesse & Jennifer Pringle
Rhonda and family: Prayers for you and the family at this time. So many memories with time spent with you guys. Gerald was such a kind, caring man always willing to help anyone. You now have another angel in heaven to watch over you.
Rhonda and family, My deepest sympathies in the loss of Gerald. He was a great man and will be missed by so many people.
My condolences to the family. I consider it a privilege to have known and worked with Gerald. His kindness, always a smile, and willingness to help others will not be forgotten.
Rhonda I am sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. We will always remember that sweet smile of his.
So sorry to hear this.Prayers for all who know him and especially for his family.We’ll see you again brother!
Prayers for the family. Sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear about Gerald. He was a really sweet guy. Keeping your family in our prayers!
Rhonda, so sorry to hear about the passing of Gerald. I will be praying for you and your family.
I was so sorry to hear this news. "Father, I pray you would be everything Ronda and this family needs during this difficult time."
Rhonda and family,So many years ago I remember both of you and Gerald's family as we grew up in Mtn. View. (My Dad was Leslie Sutterfield) You have remained pillars of the community. Gerald will be missed by so many. I pray peace in your heart and mind. Gerald is with Jesus.Judy Sutterfield Harvey
May God be with you and your family during this most difficult time. Keeping you and your family in my prayers throughout the days to come.
we are so sorry for your loss, praying for the family. Gerald was always very kind and helpful.
Rhonda and family I am so sorry for your loss. Gerald was always so nice and kind to me. I know there are no words that can take away the pain but know I’m praying for you guys.
Good guy, I remember going with dad to the lumber yard he would always joke around with dad. RIP
So sorry to hear about Gerald’s passing. We were next door neighbors to his mom and dad when we lived on Gayler Rd for many years, and his grandparents Luther and Mattie Storey . They were wonderful neighbors. Our prayers go out to Rhonda and the family, may God give them peace and comfort as only he can.
Rhonda I am sorry for your loss. You and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers. It is so hard to give someone up but your faith and Gods hand will get you through this. My prayers are with you.
Stone County has lost a good man. Prayers for you and your sweet family.
Dearest Rhonda, my heart breaks for you and I am praying for you and your family at this time. I know there are no words right now to ease your pain. Just know that we as a community are praying and standing with you right now.
Rhonda and family. My prayer and thoughts are with y'all.
Mr. Gerald was such a delight to work with, always helpful and kind. I loved how his blue eyes twinkled when he smiled or cracked a joke, and that is how I’ll always remember him. Prayers for God’s comfort for the family, may you find peace in His care.
Prayers for your family.Lance and Abby Buchanan
Ronda and family,R.L. And I are so sorry to hear about Gerald’s death. He was such a good person and always courteous to his customers. We will miss seeing him in line to pick up the grandkids. Prayers for all of you.
So. Sorry for your loss! I know he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him..RIP Gearld
Richard and family,My families thoughts and prayers are with you all. Phillip, Melinda, and Christopher Webb
My sincere condolences to Gerald’s entire family. Many of my childhood memories involved him because he was my brother’s best friend. I will always fondly remember their band practicing CCR songs on our front porch. Prayers that you are surrounded by God’s comforting love.
We are so sorry for your loss. Gerald was such a kind man. We will truly miss seeing his welcoming smile. We have so many great memories growing up together and throughout his life. He was a great member of our fire department. Prayers for you and your family
PRAYERS FOR GEARLD'S FAMILY. PRAYERS FOR THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS BECAUSE HE WILL BE MISSED. MY FRIENDSHIP GO BACK WHEN HE WORKED AT THE DEARIEN'S STORE IN THE 70'S. GOOD PERSON. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Ronda my heart breaks for you , Richard, Adam and the family. Prayers for you all.
My most sincere condolences for the loss of this good man, he will be missed.
Rhonda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gerald was a great person and I will be praying for you during this time.
So sorry for your loss. Gearld was my first friend and we grew up together. So many fond memories in the 60’s. I will miss him until we meet again.
Dearest Family, We are so sad for your loss and our prayers are with you. Gerald was a good friend. May you find comfort from the Lord for peace and healing. Gerald was a fine person.Keith & Sonja Jessen
Rhonda my heart is with you and your family.
Words can not express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Our love and prayers will follow you all the days ahead. Gerald will be missed by all who knew him.