Earl F. Isaacs, 96, of Seymour, formerly of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Covered Bridge Health Care Campus.
Born Feb. 5, 1919, in Cortland, he was the son of Clarence and Oma Mae Coffman Isaacs, both of whom preceded him in death. On Dec. 10, 1942, he married Margaret Weekly, who passed away Aug. 11, 1998. On Feb. 14, 1999, he married Ruby Timbrook, who passed away Jan. 24, 2014.
After graduating from Cortland High School, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served in the 385th Signal Service Company Aviation. He served under the command of Dwight D. Eisenhower and participated in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe and Rhineland. For his service, he received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, with four Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.
Earl was a member of East Columbus Christian Church, Washington Masonic Lodge 13 and Order of the Eastern Star in Brownstown. He later transferred to Seymour Order of Eastern Star Chapter 134. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 in Seymour. After the war, he operated his grocery store in Easyville and then went to work for Cummins Engine Co., where he retired after several years of service.
Survivors include his daughter, Judy (Russell) Gregory; grandchildren Lisa (Jon) Findley, Sara (Joel) Keinath, David (Lisa) Gregory and James (Melissa) Gregory; great-grandchildren, Corbin Gregory, Charles Gregory, Jordan Findley, Joshua Findley, Jalyn Findley, Noah Keinath and Madelynn Keinath; stepchildren, Nancy Wilkerson and Tony Timbrook; four stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren, Austin McCoy and Trista McCoy; and stepgreat-great-grandchild, Nora Jo Tolbert.
Besides his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by sisters, Lorene Wininger, Esther Hamilton and Lucille Isaacs; and an infant granddaughter, Susan Gregory.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Patrick Glasser officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.
Visitation will be from noon until time of service Saturday. A Masonic service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital or Kosair Children’s Hospital.