Tanner Lee Ivy

Published 7:44 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tanner Lee Ivy, age 30, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Murphy, North Carolina.

He was born September 22, 1988 in Nederland, TX to Jeffery Davis Ivy and Tracy Lynn Gothia.

It is hard to sum up such a sweet spirit in a paragraph. Tanner was a gifted musician, doting uncle, loyal friend and brother, and loving son, cousin, and grandson.

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A man of few words, when he used them, he meant them, and his wit, humor, and laugh will be deeply missed. He touched so many lives without ever knowing it- and had a special, quiet way that calmed and soothed others. His music and gentle nature embraced everyone he met like a warm hug.

Tanner, we will continue your song, your light, your love in our hearts.

Tanner is survived by his parents, Jeffery Ivy of Nederland, TX and Tracy Ivy of Groves, TX,  grandparents, Joan Ivy of Nederland, TX, Gene Arnaud of Groves, TX, Betty Canfil of Beaumont, TX and Patty Gothia of Crystal Beach, TX, his brother, Josh Ivy and fiancé, Courtney Blanton of Port Neches, TX;  his sisters Ashlynn Ivy and fiancé, Christopher Tamez of Houston, TX, Sara Tomplait and husband, Aaron Tomplait of Groves, TX, Hannah Lumpkin and husband, Philip Lumpkin of Bridge City, TX, and his nephews and niece, and loved ones from North Carolina.

A memorial service for Tanner will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home 5200 39th Street, Groves, TX 77619, with a gathering of family and friends from 1:00 PM until service time.

Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tanner’s name to: Renewed Hope 150 Penny Lane Murphy, NC 28906, ATTN: Bert Crowe or at www.renewedhopemurphy.com.