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Joseph McIvor Thomas

February 6, 1934 - May 13, 2015

Burial Date May 17, 2015

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Joseph Thomas McIvor

Joseph Thomas McIvor, 81, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at home in Gladys. He is the husband of Mary Kathryn Reynolds McIvor.

Mr. McIvor was born in Campbell County, February 6, 1934, son of the late Walter J. McIvor and Inez Rudder McIvor. He was a member of Edge Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by lifelong friends Tom Morris (Linda) of Gladys, Jack Rudder (Shirley) of Williamsburg, Joe Rudder (Peggy) of Richmond, Ed Bates (Liz) of Brookneal, Preston Coates, Jr. (Elaine) of Gladys, and Pat Coates Giles (Richard) of Wilmington, DE.

Joe was a retired farmer and land investor. He was legendary among his friends and beloved by his dogs. Joe was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting with friends in the Dakotas, Texas, Africa and throughout the Southeast. An Army veteran, he had responsibilities in the United States missile defense system.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Edge Baptist Church by the Rev. Steve Emory and Mr. Charles Overby. Interment to follow in the McIvor Family Cemetery, Gladys.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16 at Henderson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Edge Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal is assisting the family.

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