Obituary of Danny James Ivory
Danny James Ivory was born March 11, 1956, to Chanie (Hood) Ivory and Edward Vernon Ivory, Sr. in Dallas, TX. Danny 's early and formative years were spent in Dallas, Eastland, and LaPorte, TX, as well as Duncan, OK. Danny's siblings were Edward Vernon , Jr., Anna, Alton, Allen , Bernard (Little Benny) Lewis, Jr., and Richard Earls.
Danny attended Duncan High School in 1975, where he met Carlos Stevenson. After graduation, he attended San Jacinto Jr. College in Texas. They were engaged in 1976 and married on July 16, 1977 in Duncan, OK. They immediately moved to Ft. Worth, TX. Their 18 year marriage produced 2 children, Chanell and Derrick, plus 5 grandchildren, Savaughn, Savian , Selah, Cayson, and Jess.
Danny lived in Ft. Worth from 1977-1992, until he moved to Eastland, TX, where he resided until his passing. He was employed by Brown and Root, Winn-Dixie, Coors, Texas Instruments, and Victor Cornelius. He was a body builder competitor, avid fisherman, and loved watching football.
Above all else, Danny loved his children and especially his grandchildren, who affectionately called him PaPa. He was an extremely proud father and grandfather, always looking forward to seeing and speaking to them as often as possible.
Danny was baptized as a child and a member of The First Baptist Church, Eastland, TX, pastored by the late Rev. J. L. Norris. He was most recently a member of Eastland Kingdom Builders Church, pastored by Danny Brown in Eastland, Texas.
After a lengthy illness, Danny entered his Heavenly rest on Friday, January 28, 2022.
Danny leaves to mourn: His mother-Chanie Mae Earls, Dtr-Chanell Ivory, Son & wife-Derrick (Katy) Ivory, Siblings: Anna Ivory-Edwards, Allen Ivory, Richard Earls, 2 Sisters-in love-Lelani & Mae, 5 grandchildren: Savaughn Cooper, Savian Cooper, Selah Ivory, Cayson Tell, and Jess Ivory, (2) nephews, (6) nieces, (9 great nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
Waiting to greet Danny in glory were the following: His father, Edward Vernon Ivory, Sr., Step-father-Elmo Earls, brothers-Edward Vernon Ivory, Jr., Rev Alton Ivory and Bernard Lewis, Jr.
Visitation: Wednesday, February 9, 2022,12:00 p.m., Eastland Kingdom Fellowship Building, Eastland, Texas.
Service: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Eastland Kingdom Fellowship Building, Eastland, Texas.
Graveside: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 1:00 p.m., Eastland Cemetery, Eastland, Texas