MECHANICSVILLE, VA.- Boyd D. Ivester died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. He was 91 years old.
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He was born in Lawndale, the son of Velus Ivester and Rebecca Willis Ivester.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Shelley.
He is survived by his son and wife, Jerry and Sonya Ivester; two granddaughters, Theresa McSwain and Kimberly Blanton; four great-grandchildren, Lauren Smart, Thomas McSwain, Megan Hoyle and Hayley Hoyle; and one great-great-granddaughter, Addison Smart.
He is also survived by his devoted nephew and wife, Danny and Suzette Mauney; and great-nieces, Ivy Mauney, Austen Mauney and Lydia Mauney. Mr. Ivester leaves behind beloved nieces and nephews as well as many dedicated and loved friends.
Boyd was thankful for his special relationship with his goddaughter and caregiver, Karen Catlett. Mr. Ivester had been a resident of the Masonic Home of Virginia since 2008. He was very appreciative of the kindness and care extended to him by staff and fellow residents.
Mr. Ivester served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed in commercial construction all of his working years, being affiliated with Taylor & Parrish and Ethyl Corp. He was responsible for many projects, the largest being Fashion Square in Charlottesville. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Masonic Lodge #344, Scottish Rite and ACCA Shrine Mini Patrol.
He was an active member of Mechanicsville United Methodist Church for more than 50 years where he served faithfully in every area to which he was called. His construction expertise let him guide the three construction projects that enlarged the small church over the past years. He loved God and he loved his church.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, with a Masonic memorial service to begin at 7 p.m.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church in Virginia
Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at Kistler's United Methodist Church, Lawndale
Memorials: Memorial gifts can be made to Mechanicsville United Methodist Church (MUMC), New Foundations Building Fund, 7356 Atlee Rd., Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Published in Shelby Star from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2013