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David Isom

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ISOM, David David L. Isom died June 15, 2010 at the Hospice Facility at Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, Ga. Mr. Isom was born November 5th, 1950 to Joseph and Betty Isom in Detroit, Michigan. After the family transferred to the Atlanta area, David graduated from SW DeKalb High School in DeKalb County. He later attended the University of Georgia, studying Engineering for two years before going into the construction business with one of the major construction businesses in Atlanta. David later took a superintendent's job for Days Inn building their inns in Kentucky, Ohio and other states in the Midwest. After completing his tour with Days Inn he entered the construction business in the Cobb-Cherokee area, building numerous subdivisions in the Lake Allatoona area. When the building business slowed down, he signed a contract with Cobb County as the fixed base operator for McCollum Airport. He operated the airport for 10 years before selling to an outside company. After constructing three new hangers and making many improvements, the end result was a new and improved McCollum Airport. Ten years ago, David and his wife, Nancy, moved to the Ellijay area in Gilmer County and started their own real estate company. He built the subdivisions, she sold the property. They later sold the real estate company and David completed and sold a 52-lot subdivision in the area. Twelve months ago, David was solicited by the Gilmer County Board of Commissioners to be the Fixed Base Operator for the new Gilmer County Airport. He was pleased to accept this position and on January 1, 2010, signed a lease with Gilmer County to operate the new airport as the new Fixed Base Operator. His tragic and unexpected death not only proved to be most painful for his friends and family but for the many business associates as well. David's mother, Betty R. Isom passed away February 25, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Leech Isom; brothers-in-law and their wives, Les and Ouida Leech, Bill and Annette Leech; sister-in-law, Linda Blochberger; father, Joseph M. Isom; brothers and sisters-in-law, John W. and Donna Isom, Thomas and Rose Ann Isom; many nieces, nephews and extended family. David's associates referred to him as a "man's man." He was a licensed pilot for the past 20 years and loved boating, all wild life, and his dogs, Yeager, Spooker and Gucci. David will be sorely missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 2010 in the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Betty Isom Music Fund, Allen Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117, Oxford, GA 30054. Condolences may be offered at www.woodstockfuneralhome.com Woodstock Funeral Home, 8855 Main St., Woodstock is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 17, 2010
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