LITCHFIELD - Thomas Earl Isaacs, 84, Litchfield, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
He was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Hillsboro, IL, a son of Earl and Laura (Jones) Isaacs. He married Shirley Ann Melchert on April 10, 1949, in Hillsboro. She preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2001.
Over the years, he was employed by Hillsboro Ice, worked on "The Mary Ellen" towboat, and for Allis Chalmers in Springfield. Tom also owned and operated Isaacs Lab Stock, Putt-Putt Golf and Isaacs Green Grocer, all in Litchfield, and was a union representative for U.A.W. Local #1027.
He is survived by a son, Shawn Patrick Isaacs; four daughters, Kathy Ann (Edwin) Hardt, Deborah Ann (Mick) Jenkins, all of Litchfield, Shelly Diane Isaacs Simburger of Mandan, ND, and Shawn Michelle (Sonny) Hogue of Litchfield; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley; a son, Thomas Michael Carl Isaacs on Mar. 24, 1998; brother, Billy Isaacs; sister, Jesse Roper; two granddaughters, Hannah Rose Simburger on Aug. 19, 1994, and Amanda Lauren Simburger in 1993; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in The Christian Church of Litchfield with burial at the Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.
Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.