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George Isaac, age 91, of Lexington, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Heritage Place of Lexington.
Mr. Isaac was born to Joseph and Hannah (Wakin) Isaac of Appalachia, Virginia on November 4, 1921. He graduated from Pinson High School in Pinson, TN in 1941. On June 25, 1950, he married the love of his life, Lois Lee Smothers of Jackson, Tennessee in Corinth, Mississippi. They resided for a short time in Scotts Hill, Tennessee before settling in Lexington.
Mr. Isaac is survived by his two daughters, Janet Isaac Wootten and husband Bill Wootten of Jackson, TN, Judy Isaac Record also of Jackson, TN; his beloved wife of 62 years, Lois (Smothers) Isaac; five grandchildren, Kelly (Wilford) Kormos and husband Chris of Nashville, TN, Kim Wilford also of Nashville, TN, Jason Record of Cookeville, TN, Dr. Jessica Record of New Orleans, LA, Bryan Wootten of Hendersonville, TN; one precious great grandchild, Ford Kormos. To Mr. Isaac's grandchildren, he was their "Daddy George." He is also survived by four nieces, Dr. Kathy Arrington, Janie Bowers, Ann Knight and Carol Mehrle; three nephews, George Arrington, David Arrington and Dr. Joey Isaac.
Mr. Isaac was preceded in death by his parents and three older siblings, J C Isaac of Jackson, MO, Elias Isaac of Jackson, TN and Nadine (Isaac) Arrington of Trenton, TN. Mr. Isaac was a loving father, husband, grandfather, uncle, and friend to all.
Mr. Isaac was employed as a wildlife officer with the Tennessee Game and Fish Commission (TWRA) in the 1950s and retired after almost 30 years of faithful service. After his retirement from TWRA, he enjoyed several post-retirement jobs which included serving as a deputy sheriff with the Henderson County Sheriff's department, and working at the Central State Bank of Lexington later in life. He enjoyed his work immensely and made many lifelong friends in the course of his careers.
Mr. Isaac loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener. He also enjoyed reading and western movies. Mr. Isaac and his wife enjoyed camping with loved ones, and the two of them loved taking trips out west with friends, which they did several times. He was a longtime, faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Lexington, Tennessee.
A special thank you goes out to Hospice of West Tennessee and Valerie Hehe, home-health nurse, for their loving care and support. Thanks also to the compassionate personnel of the Heritage Place Assisted Living, Mr. Isaac's church family at the First United Methodist Church of Lexington, and Mr. David Lewis of Reed's Chapel Funeral Home for all of the arrangements. Mr. Isaac's daughters and wife would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Mr. Robert Kizer for his friendship and assistance, especially during the last weeks of Mr. George's life.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. at Reed's Chapel Funeral Home on Monday, May 27, 2013.
Funeral services for Mr. Isaac will be at the First United Methodist Church, 27 East Church Street in Lexington on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. Mr. George will be laid to rest at the Lexington City Cemetery.
Reed's Chapel, (731) 968-3643
302 W Church St Lexington, TN 38351
Published in The Jackson Sun on May 27, 2013