Stephen Ray Ivey, age 43 of LaFollette, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021. He was a very selfless person who touched everyone he met. Stephen had a lot of friends and family whom he loved very much, and he also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Spencer Ivey, Ruby Ivey, James Harrison McGinnis and Eva Louise Adkins.

He is survived by his parents Robert and Linda Petrey of LaFollette; wife Tracy Ward of LaFollette; son Stephen Blake Ivey of Jacksboro; stepson James Miller of North Carolina; stepdaughters Emily Ward Goodman and husband Matthew of Jacksboro and Hollie Shepherd of Caryville; brothers Anthony Petrey and wife Mandy of Crossville and Timothy Petrey and wife Kristyn of Jacksboro; sisters Lisa Bowlin and husband Stuart of Andersonville and Lesa Petrey of Georgia; nephews Isiah Petrey and Ryan Petrey; and a host of other friends and relatives.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Powell Valley Cemetery.

Stephen’s guest book may be viewed at

The family has entrusted the care of Stephen Ray Ivey to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”.