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Otis V. Sivley, 96, USAF Veteran & Dierks Native, Nov. 27

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Sivley photoMr. Otis V. Sivley, 96, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. Mr. Sivley was born in Dierks, Arkansas, on March 27, 1919, the son of Grover and Anice. He entered the United States Army Air Corps at the age of 21 and subsequently became an officer and a B29 bomber pilot. Major Sivley retired from the USAF after over 25 years of active duty service and then went on to serve the Defense Mapping Agency in St. Louis, MO for another 19 years. Mr. Sivley married Lena Jo Shofner in 1945. She was the love of his life and they were married for almost 66 years. They had one son, Richard Daniel Sivley. Mr. Sivley was modest gentleman of great kindness and strength. His family and friends cherished him. He served as an elder at the South Side Church of Christ in St. Louis, Missouri for 35 years and before that, served as an elder at the Fishinger and Kenny Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio. He was most recently a member of the Bellevue Church of Christ. Mr. Sivley was an exemplary member of the Greatest Generation. The lives of O.V. and Jo continue to bless countless numbers in their community and family. His wife and son, two brothers, and a sister preceded Mr. Sivley in death. Survivors include his devoted daughter-in-law, Joan Sivley; granddaughter, Bryn Sivley Toledano; grandson, Dan Sivley and his wife Lisa; and five great-grandsons, Spencer Sivley and Meyer, Shai, Levi and Ezra Toledano. Visitation began at 1:00 p.m. and the funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015 at the Bellevue Church of Christ with Tommy South officiating. Interment followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park with full military honors. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions be made to Children’s Homes, Inc. 1126 Benton Street, Searcy, AR 72143.
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