Name: Roy Donathan Ivey 1
Birth: 13 MAR 1921 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, USA 1
Reference Number: 19875
Occupation: Medical Doctor/
Source R. Donathan Ivey, M.D.
Death: 04 FEB 2008 in Crossville, De Kalb, Alabama, USA
Roy D. Ivey
March 13, 1921 ? Feb. 4, 2008
Dr. Roy Donathan ?Don? Ivey, 86, of Crossville, passed away Feb. 4, 2008, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, from the chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Dr. James Beasley officiating. Burial will follow in Crossville City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dr. Ivey born March 13, 1921, in his family home in Sallisaw, OK, the first child of Earl William and Lillian Lorraine (Donathan) Ivey. In 1929 they moved to Seminole, OK. Dr. Ivey attended elementary and high school in Sallisaw and in Seminole, OK, with the exception of his junior year which was spent in Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore, OK, where he received the medal for the highest grades. He graduated from high school in 1939.
Dr. Ivey attended the University of Oklahoma from 1939 to 1942 where he received his premedical education. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical fraternity as well as the Phi Eta Sigma scholastic fraternity. In March 1942, he entered the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, where he was a member of the Phi Chi medical fraternity.
In 1943, the university was placed in the ASTP program and the students were assigned to the United States Army or Navy Medical Corps. Dr. Ivey graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical College in 1945 and began his internship and residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. In June 1946, having completed his internship, he joined the United Stated Army Medical Corps and was stationed at Kennedy Army Hospital in Memphis.
On July 6, 1947, Dr. Ivey married Betty Jean Miles of Paragould, AR. He remained in the United States Army Medical Corps, where he rose to the rank of captain and was discharged in June 1948. He was the resident on neurosurgery at the John Gaston Hospital and the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN, 1948, 1949 and 1950. He was associated with the Semmes-Murphy Clinic. In 1950 he entered the private practice of neurosurgery in Knoxville. He was associated with Dr. Earl Donathan.
In 1951 he met with 21 other neurosurgeons in St. Louis, Missouri, and was one of the founders of the Congress of Neurological Surgery. In 1951 he moved to Dayton, OH and practiced with Dr. Nathaniel Hollister. He remained in Dayton until he moved to Crossville in 1953. In 1956 Dr. Ivey and Dr. Paul Ervin founded the Crossville Medical Group. He continued to practice surgery until he retired in 1993. He was a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Ivey was one of the founders of the Cumberland County Bank and served on the board until his death. He served six years on the Cumberland County Board of Education and 14 years as a Cumberland County commissioner.
Dr. Ivey is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jean (Miles) Ivey of Crossville; daughter, Lee Ann Ivey of Flowery Branch, GA; sons and daughter in law, Dr. Donathan Miles "Reb" and Kathy Ivey of Crossville and Earl William Ivey II of Nashville; and granddaughters, Holly Britt and Whitney Alison Ivey of Crossville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Terrell Dillman.
Pallbearers will be Mike Stone, Steve Stone, Cosby Stone, Alan Strachn, Horace Burgess and Brock Hill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Stone, Crossville Medical Group physcians, Cumberland County commissioners, members of the Cumberland County Bank board, and the Wesleyan Sunday school class at First United Methodist Church.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Father: Earl William Ivey
Mother: Lillian Lorraine Donathan b: 1892 in Oklahoma, USA
- Author: Crossville Chronicle
Title: Obituary of Roy D Ivey
Publication: Name: Feb 05, 1008;
Source Medium: Newspaper
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