OBITUARY

William P. "Bill" Isbell

October 4, 1937March 8, 2018

William P. “Bill” Isbell, 80, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Johnson City.

He retired as the owner of Greeneville Insurance Agency and was a partner in Bird, Isbell and Associates. He was a board member of Greeneville Parks and Recreation for over 40 years and was inducted into the Greeneville Parks and Recreation Hall of Fame in 2002. He was a board member of Andrew Johnson Bank and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was a beloved father and grandfather and was passionate about young people and athletics. He was a proud member of the Greeneville Community and was a supporter of all Greeneville-Greene County Sports.

Mr. Isbell was a member of First Baptist Church of Greeneville.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Dr. Christy Isbell Weems and husband, Bryan Weems, of Johnson City, Tennessee; son and daughter-in-law: Dr. William “Marty” Isbell and wife, Christy Isbell, of Raleigh, North Carolina; two granddaughters: Caroline Grace and Elizabeth; and four grandsons: Wells, Simon, Fisher, and Hampton.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Greeneville with Rev. Dr. David Green officiating.

Interment will follow in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Butch Patterson, Frank DeBusk, Doug DeBusk, Shane Hite, Chris Marsh, Dallas Blair, and Chuck Wagner.

Honorary pallbearers are his closest friends, his Sunday School class of First Baptist Church, and his family at Andrew Johnson Bank.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Greeneville Parks and Recreation.

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Christy Isbell Weems, Daughter
  • Bryan Weems, Son-in-law
  • Dr. William "Marty" Isbell, Son
  • Christy Isbell, Daughter-in-law
  • Caroline Grace and Elizabeth, Granddaughters
  • Wells, Simon, Fisher, and Hampton, Grandsons
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Butch Patterson
  • Frank DeBusk
  • Doug DeBusk
  • Shane Hite
  • Chris Marsh
  • Dallas Blair
  • Chuck Wagner

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

William P. "Bill" Isbell

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Brenda (Rodefer) Dickmann

March 18, 2018

Christy and Marty, It's been so long since I've seen you, but I do hope you remember me. Your Dad shared our lives in many ways for over 50 years. Before you were born, your Dad was so anxious for his own children to come along that he would regularly come by to visit us and see our Jimmy who had just arrived. But, he was always coming after I had put Jimmy to bed.
He would sneak up to Jimmy's room and inevitably wake him up! One night, I looked in to see what was going on and Bill was laying on the floor beside the crib trying to get Jimmy to go back to sleep so I wouldn't scold him for waking Jimmy! A silly memory, but one we laughed about through the years. Then, more recently we bought one of the beautiful homes he built in Russell Acres, on the corner behind where his house is. He was very special and I know you've heard from many people in the last several weeks, but I just had to add my memory to the many others. I'm so sorry not to be have been in Greeneville when he passed so that I might come by with a hug. Sincerely, Brenda (Rodefer) Parrish-Dickmann

Jerri Kennedy

March 12, 2018

Caroline,

I am so sorry for the loss of your papa. I know how much he loved you and how much you loved him.
I know he is in a better place and is not suffering anymore. Always cherish the special memories you had with him and he will always be in your heart. Just remember, you have a special angel in heaven watching over you. You are so special to me and I hope to see you soon.

Mary Ann Hall

March 12, 2018

Christy and Bryan,
So very sorry for your loss. Bill was a special person who I admired so much. I saw him often at the Rec. Dept. and always loved sharing stories or talking about sports. He always knew what was going on in the local sports world!! Such a special person who was very kind. I will be thinking of you in the coming days and weeks ahead.
Mary Ann Hall

David and kaye Ball

March 9, 2018

Kristy and Brian, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a sweet man and always spoke to us when he was in the neighborhood or at the ball games. We are thinking of you.
Love Kaye and David Ball

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

William P. “Bill” Isbell, 80, of Greeneville, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at NHC Healthcare in Johnson City.

He retired as the owner of Greeneville Insurance Agency and was a partner in Bird, Isbell and Associates. He was a board member of Greeneville Parks and Recreation for over 40 years and was inducted into the Greeneville Parks and Recreation Hall of Fame in 2002. He was a board member of Andrew Johnson Bank and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was a beloved father and grandfather and was passionate about young people and athletics. He was a proud member of the Greeneville Community and was a supporter of all Greeneville-Greene County Sports.

Mr. Isbell was a member of First Baptist Church of Greeneville.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Dr. Christy Isbell Weems and husband, Bryan Weems, of Johnson City, Tennessee; son and daughter-in-law: Dr. William “Marty” Isbell and wife, Christy Isbell, of Raleigh, North Carolina; two granddaughters: Caroline Grace and Elizabeth; and four grandsons: Wells, Simon, Fisher, and Hampton.

The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Greeneville with Rev. Dr. David Green officiating.

Interment will follow in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Butch Patterson, Frank DeBusk, Doug DeBusk, Shane Hite, Chris Marsh, Dallas Blair, and Chuck Wagner.

Honorary pallbearers are his closest friends, his Sunday School class of First Baptist Church, and his family at Andrew Johnson Bank.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Greeneville Parks and Recreation.