Tom Isbell, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, after a brief illness. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at York Terrace Baptist Church in Sheffield with the funeral service following. Graveside services will be at Colbert Memorial.
Tom served as fire chief of Sheffield for many years, was owner of A-1 Auto Supply, and had served on the board of TVA Credit Union. He was a faithful member of York Terrace Church serving on the Teller Committee. He was always smiling and loved making us laugh. He had so much love for his wife Virginia. He loved his grandchildren more than life itself. He was an avid gardener and loved to share his produce with friends and family. He was a huge fan of Alabama football.He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Edna Isbell; sister, Josephine Oliver; and brothers, Ray, Gunter, and Marcell Isbell.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter, Tommie Evans; daughter, Cindy Billings and husband, Barry; son, Todd Isbell and wife, Miranda; and five grandchildren, Caleb and Katy Billings, Saul Evans, Mattie Leah Smith and husband, Brandon, and Emma Isbell. He is survived by his brother, Doug Isbell, and sisters, Donnie Byrd, Tina Tverberg, and Mary Jane Lackey.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to the Nurses and LPNs at Keller Hospital in PCU and on the fourth floor.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Ridgeway, Dr. McAnally, and Dr. Chaney for the special care they took with dad. Also, thank you for the excellent care from Keller Hospice.