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William "Bill" Isbell

October 1, 1936 — March 6, 2024

Bethel Springs, Tennessee

William "Bill" Isbell

On March 6, 2024, the world lost a remarkable soul as it bid farewell to William D. (Bill) Isbell. Born on October 1, 1936, on the family farm in Rowsey Bottom of Bethel Springs, TN, Bill was the cherished son of the late Hoyt Elmo and Vera Garner Isbell.

In his journey through life, Bill found true love in Mary Carlene Johnson, whom he married on January 10, 1959. Together, they embarked on a beautiful journey until her passing on May 27, 2020.

Throughout his years, Bill's hands were familiar with the weight of heavy equipment as he diligently worked in construction. A man of many talents, he also dabbled in logging with his beloved mules and nurtured the land as a farmer. His heart found joy in farming and in training his mules and horses.

Yet amidst his dedication to work, Bill found his greatest happiness in the company of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Their laughter brought light to his days and warmth to his heart.

Mr. Isbell departed this world at the age of 87 Years, 5 Months, 5 Days in Adamsville, Tennessee, he leaves behind a legacy of love and resilience. He is survived by his son, William Keith Isbell of Bethel Springs; his sister, Patty Sue Seagraves of Clearwater, FL; two grandchildren - Alisha Clayton and her husband Kyle of Finger, TN, and Megan Dunaway and her husband Blake of Bethel Springs; three adored great-grandchildren - Emersyn, Branch, and Hattie Clayton; and a multitude of extended family members and friends who will forever cherish his memory.

In every field he worked and every heart he touched, Bill Isbell's presence resonated with kindness and dedication. His legacy will live on through his beloved family.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 9, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Selmer

160 West Cypress Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Selmer

160 West Cypress Avenue, Selmer, TN 38375

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Interment

Saturday, March 9, 2024

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