Jack Clifton Ivy, age 83, of Grants Pass, died November 26, 2021 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Jack was born in Fresno California, and was raised in Angwin, CA. His father owned a sheet metal business, and Jack grew up working there and learned the trade. He met Lulu Archer in April, 1957 and they were married in August of that year. Jack worked for various sheet metal companies around central and northern California for a few years, and during that time the couple had two children. The family moved to southern Oregon in 1965. Jack began working for Rogue River Hardware in the heating and air conditioning service department, and then moved on to other companies including Rogue Valley Heating and A/C, Enterprise Heating and A/C and then started his own company Caveman Heating and A/C.
Jack was a member of the Josephine County Search and Rescue for many years, and received numerous awards for his service in that organization. He also volunteered with Maranatha, an agency that builds churches and schools around the world. Jack also frequently volunteered his time for various organizations to plan and help to install sheet metal and HVAC systems.
Jack had many hobbies that he engaged in throughout his life. He loved music and played electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, and even tried his hand at mandolin and ukulele. He enjoyed flying, and owned his own aircraft for many years. He also appreciated motorcycles, ATVs, dune buggies, and other off-road vehicles and he would frequently go camping in places where he could ride around in the woods or on the dunes.
Jack was a committed member of the Seventh-day Adventist church and he made frequent charitable donations of both time and money to the church and related agencies.
Jack was married to Lulu Archer Ivy from 1957 until her passing in 2012. He has been married to Benny Ivy since 2014.
Jack and Lulu had two children, Jerry Ivy of Enterprise, Oregon, and Linda Ivy of Walla Walla, Washington. He has 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Jack and Lulu also had several foster children who lived with them after their own children left home, including Tracy Malone of Central Point who also followed Jack into the HVAC business.
Jack is survived by his children and grandchildren, his sister Joan Ivy, and his current wife Benny. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Rae and Harold Ivy, and his brother, David Ivy.