December 27, 1930 - December 19, 2020
Dr. Ivan Hugh Box, 89, of Huntsville; died Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Countryside Assisted Living. He was born Saturday, December 27, 1930, at Decatur; to John Elvin and Margaret Singer Smith Box. Ivan married Roberta Pearl Woodbridge on Sunday, September 24, 1967 at Springdale; and was father to four children. Ivan was a graduate of Springdale High school and the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He proudly served his nation in the United States Army. Ivan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a 60-plus year member of the Huntsville Lodge #364 Free and Accepted Masons. Ivan was extremely active in his community where he and his partner, Dr. Austin Smith, were instrumental in opening the Huntsville Memorial Hospital in 1960. In 1980, the hospital moved to a new location, and Meadowview Health and Rehab began in the old location. In his downtime, Ivan loved to play guitar, compose, and sing his own music. He also enjoyed farming, especially cutting hay. Ivan was preceded in death by one daughter, Kristi Diane Box, his parents; and two brothers, John Elvin Box, Jr.; and Lloyd Cleo Box. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Lisa Box of Little Rock; Larry and Melinda Box of Tampa, Florida; Gary and Denise Box of Huntsville; and John and Tara Box of Huntsville; nine grandchildren, Whitney Box, Tyler Box, Mallory Box, Zachary Box, Seth Box, Sam Box, Sarah Beth Box, Jillian Box and Jude Box; and two great-grandchildren Landon Foster, and Olivia Foster. The family will receive friends 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Monday, December 21, 2020, at Brashears Funeral Home. Due to COVID-19, please practice social distancing and masks are required. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Brashears Funeral Home with Jim Spurlock officiating. Pallbearers will be Rick Cartmell, James Myers, Joe Shrum, Danny Johnson, Michael Eaton, and Kay Coger. Interment will immediately follow services at Huntsville Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville.
Dr. Ivan Hugh Box, 89, of Huntsville; died Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Countryside Assisted Living. He was born Saturday, December 27, 1930, at Decatur; to John Elvin and Margaret Singer Smith Box. Ivan married Roberta Pearl Woodbridge... View Obituary & Service Information
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