In Loving Memory

William J. Isbell

February 19, 1937 - January 5, 2024

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William Jerome Isbell, a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2024, at the age of 86.

William served in the United States Navy for over 23 years. 
His Navy career consisted of:
January 26, 1956 – March 1956 – Boot Camp, San Diego, CA
March 1956 – July 1957 – CUP-31 Hunter PT Dry Dock.  He went to NAS Alameda, CA to West Pack.
July 1957 – NAS Beeville, TX
December 1959 – DischargedMarch 7, 1960 – Reenlisted N.S. Charleston, SC
May 1960 – Reported December 19, 1962 NAS Port Lyautey, Africa
January 1963 – Stationed NAS Glynco, GA
August 12, 1966 – VF-11 Oceanna, VA West Pack Vietnam
July 26, 1967 – Nutta Memphis, TN “B” School
December 20, 1967 – NAS Cubi PT Philippines
March 16, 1970 – NAS Saufley Field, Florida
June 13, 1974 NAS Lemore, California V.A. 125
August 6, 1974 – CVA-H1 Home Port, Yokosuka, Japan
September 6, 1977 – VT-10 NAS Pensacola, FL
April 19, 1974 – H.T.-18 Whiting Field, FL
December 31,1980 – Retired 23 Years

William was a member of the American Legion.  In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, fishing and most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

William is preceded in death by his parents, Auther Isbell and Jessie Myrtle Ramey, brother, Allen Isbell, and stepbrother, Robert Engle.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Nettie Marie Isbell; one son,
Nathan Jerome Isbell; his grandchildren, Lauren A. Isbell and James Austin Isbell of Nashville, TN and Shauna L. Liebenow of Savannah, GA; and his great-grandchildren, Ty M. Robertson of Belle Veron, PA, Donovan J. Liebenow and Amaya M. Liebenow, of Savannah, GA.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024, at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 Hwy. 225 in Spanish Fort, AL, at 2PM.

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


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