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IVEY, Frederick Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Retired Frederick Jackson Ivey Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Retired Frederick Jackson Ivey left to be with his Father in Heaven on October 3, 2012 in his 79th year. Chief Ivey was born in Atlanta, GA on December 31, 1932. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Washington Ivey, Jr. Chief Ivey has a younger brother Van and sister, deceased, Mary Robin. Chief Ivey is survived by his very proud, Coast Guard wife, Emily Woodall Ivey of 56 years in Kathleen, GA and their beloved Sakie 2. Chief Ivey is the proud uncle and great uncle of the Raymond Scott Woodall Family, inclusive of Trudy Middlebrooks Woodall and their wonderful children he loved so much, Carson Payne and Madison Jane Woodall. Chief Ivey was the First Eagle Scout of the City of East Point, GA; citation signed by President Harry S. Truman on June 15, 1950. Chief Ivey graduated from W.M.A. Russell High School on May 28, 1951, as he entered the U.S. Navy, in Chamblee, during the Korean War as a machinist Mate 2nd class. Chief Ivey's father was killed and he left the Navy on a Honorable Hardship to support his family. Chief Ivey attended GA Tech and completed an AS Degree in Engineering, later a degree from the Armed Forces Institute. Chief Ivey then entered the U.S. Coast Guard and attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer (E9) before retirement on March 29, 1974 in Southwest Harbor, Maine. Chief Ivey's career included one 83ft Patrol Boat, one Tug Boat, two Lifeboat Stations, two Bouy Tenders (Gentian & Cowslip), the Unimak , where he trained Reserves for 3 years in Cape May, NJ. His pride and joy of the Coast Guard ships was the Sailing Bark "Eagle", (German Prize of WWII) at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Lastly, he served as a Civil Engineer over Land Stations, Lighthouses and various types of smaller ships. His Sea Duty lasted a period of 15 years, 4 months and 15 days. Chief Ivey's funeral Mass by Father Paul F. Gerlock with military honors will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 3:30pm. Viewing will be from 1-3pm, with a short talk by former shipmate, W-4 Warrant Merwin L. Cook of Van Cleeve, MS at the funeral home.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 6, 2012
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