Bill Isles

1941 - 2019 (Age 78)


Bill Isles was one of the original members of soul music hit-makers The O’Jays. He formed a singing group called the Mascots with friends in his hometown of Canton, Ohio, in 1958. They changed their name to the Triumphs and released their first single in 1961. In 1963, they changed their name to The O’Jays and released a successful single in 1965 titled “Lipstick Traces.” Shortly after, Isles left the group and would get married. The O’Jays went on to greater fame in the 1970s with the hit songs “Back Stabbers” and “Love Train.”

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To the family continue to cherish his memories. know that his music will live on.

I didnt have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Isles but definitely know the music that is timeless and will always be played. I was brought up listening to the OJays and now my children are learning to enjoy it as well. Thank you for your great contributions to the world of soul and R&B. May our Heavenly Father, the "God of all Comfort" continue to help your friends and family at this most difficult time.

Your Legacy lives on, Mr Isles. Your were apart of the creation of one of the greatest musical movement in this Century. Its funny that i learn of your death while listening to "Stairway to Heaven" and reading up online about one of my favourite group. Rest In Peace, Brother Isles.

We are thankful for memories and recordings otherwise we would be without a way to remember and we would surely forget persons we love and care about. We won't forget the enjoyable music and songs that filled the airways and our hearts. Remember family and friends are never alone during time of loss when God is our refuge and strength. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Sorrow at the passing of a special voice who contributed to our classic catalog of R & B music. May the peace of God surround and comfort the family as well as soothe the hearts of all those who loved Mr. Isles (Philippians 4:7).

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May reflecting on all the good times you've shared together help ease the pain that you now feel. May "the God of all comfort "strengthen you during this time of sadness, and His promise for the future bring you peace. - Hosea 13:14.

BILL is on the stairway to heaven, and he will definitely bring the sweet music that made millions of fans remember the best music era. BILL was very special...THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.......PRAYERS

Thanks for the memories..