Richard (Dick) Alfred Isaacks passed away on May 7, 2013 at the age of 89. He was born In West Columbia, Texas and moved to Houston when he was sixteen. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lawrean D. Isaacks; daughter, Donna Isaacks and husband, Eric Griffin; son, Brady Isaacks; and grandson, Keith Isaacks and wife, Amanda.
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Dick graduated from Lamar High School in 1941. After servicing as a Naval Officer during WWII, he returned to Houston and graduated from Rice University, Class of 1947.
Dick worked with dedication and ethics for over 40 years in the oil and gas exploration business, specializing in Accounting and Management. He was a founding member of the Petroleum Accountants Society of Houston and retired with CSX in 1988.
His passions were many. He was a member of the R Association, and loved to watch Jess Neely coach the "Fighting Owls" on Saturdays at Rice Stadium. Track and field events, playing baseball with his son, and hunting was also his loves. Later, near and after his retirement, he hobbies were swimming, bass fishing with his son, Randall, at Lake Conroe, and growing beautiful roses in Meyerland. Dick was also a "Longhorn Dad", supporting his four children through 19 years at the University of Texas.
Dick loved to live in Houston. His 73 years of endless memories of the growth and prosperity were always on his mind.
The family wants to thank Seven Acres Nursing Home staff for his care the past four years. We also want to thank Sandy Reyes (Brady's girlfriend) for her love and dedication to Dad the past two years. Private ceremony is pending.
Published in Houston Chronicle on May 11, 2013