Services are scheduled at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at First Baptist Church for Walton Thomas Isaacs of Artesia, New Mexico. Mr. Isaacs, 90, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Artesia General Hospital. Rev. Rick Sullivan and Joseph Tillery will officiate at the services with burial at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg Isaacs, Joel Smith, Corey Isaacs, Toby Isaacs, Eric Isaacs and Glen Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Jim Hickerson's Sunday school class. Visitation will be at Terpening and Son Mortuary beginning at 11:00 a.m. Friday.
Walton was born July 2, 1923 in Stratford, Oklahoma; the son of James Warren Isaacs and Mary (Dunaway) Isaacs. He came to Artesia in 1946 from Oklahoma. On October 10, 1946 he was married to Billie Morris Brown in Carlsbad, N.M. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a retired Baptist minister and also a field superintendent for Valley Gas Corporation. He was a mandolin player and Cardinal baseball fan and a member of First Baptist Church. He pastored at Lakewood and Hagerman Baptist Churches and was an interim pastor at numerous churches from the east coast to the west coast. He loved his God, his family, the church and his country.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife Billie Isaacs of Artesia; daughter Shirley Kay Smith and husband Glen of Roswell, N.M.; sons Danny D. Isaacs and wife Linda of Alba, Texas, Galen B. Isaacs and wife Barbara of Artesia; 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Bob and Kathy Mattern. Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at www.artesiafunerals.com.
Terpening & Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave. Artesia, NM 88210
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on June 13, 2014