John Edwin McIlvoy

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John Edwin McIlvoy
AIKEN - John (JE) Edwin McIlvoy also known to his friends as "Roundman", passed away Saturday July 22 at his home in Aiken, SC.
A native of Weiner Arkansas, he moved to Aiken in 1981 and made it his home. he was a member of The Jehovah Witness Hall in Aiken, SC, a past Master of New Ellenton Masonic Lodge and member of Jackson Masonic Lodge. He served his country honorably as an Army Airborne in the 82nd Airborne. He served in the Dominican Republic and in Vietnam. He had a long career as a Union Iron Worker out of Local 709 Savannah Georgia and retired after many years at Savannah River Site.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary McIlvoy, his children: Michael McIlvoy (Aiken) and Veronica Penland, his sisters: Harrietta Leslie (Aiken), Linda Clements (Ocala, FL), Brenda Alexander (Winston-Salem,NC), and Ronald McIlvoy (Aiken) his five granddaughters: Whitney Robles (Pittsburg, CA), Meagan McIlvoy (Raleigh,NC) , Morgan McIlvoy, Tiffany Penland (Aiken), and Gabrielle McIlvoy, and three great-grandchildren: Adalyn Penland, Javier Robles, and Leo Robles.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, JB McGlocklin, Herbert McIlvoy, Wanda Kirker, Nona Wilson, and Bill McIlvoy.
He was a family man, and a great friend to many, who was more than willing to help anyone in need. He spoiled his granddaughters and loved his dachshund, Susie. Nothing made him happier than to sit in his chair and share a bite with his great-granddaughter Adalyn. His smile and constant jokes will be missed by all. Our family was blessed to have a man with such a big heart to watch over us while he was here and even more so now that he is not. He is whole and at peace now.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2017