John Isabell, Jr.

Jul 18 2014

54 year old John Isabell, Jr. of Smithville died Friday morning at his residence. He was a Christian, former President of the DeKalb County Education Association, and he belonged to a Writers Group in Cookeville and was a member of the Jaycee's. Isabell was a teacher with the DeKalb County School System. He taught school in both the Middle and High School. The funeral will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 4:00 p.m. Isabell was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Isabell, Sr.; grandparents, Bessie and William Isabell and Ethel Hammons and father-in-law, Gordon Davis. Isabell is survived by his wife of ten years, Lori Isabell of Smithville. Mother, Cora and husband Grover Tiptin of Indiana. A brother, Jerry and wife Kim Isabell of Ohio. Two sisters, Pam Emmons of Indiana and Teresa and husband Rich Johns of Ohio. Nieces and nephews, Stacey Emmons, Nick and Matt Johns, Haley Brown and Kyle and Kaleb Davis. Mother-in-law, Diane Davis of Crossville. Special friends, Tony and Melissa Roysdon of Smithville, Luke Bullock of Cookeville, Greg Pryor of Algood, Jim and Catherine Deppen of Nashville, Paul Johnson of Nashville, Mike Smith of Indiana, Tracy Nash of Seymour, Laura and Johnny Clemmons of Cookeville, Steve Killian of Georgia, Mike Wilson of North Caroline and friends in the DeKalb County School System. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to the Hope Lodge (a division of the American Cancer Society).

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