OBITUARY

Morris "Sonny" Wayne Isbell

October 13, 1950September 29, 2019
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Morris (Sonny) Wayne Isbell, 69, of Columbia, South Carolina, gained his wings, with his family by his side, on Sunday, September 29, 2019. His life was well lived and he was well loved! This loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed by his wife and best friend of over 50 years Martha Roberta Isbell. Family was the pivotal essence of Sonny’s life. He was proud and honored to be the father of two daughters Martha (Matt) Vokes and Waynette (Ronnie) Swanger, grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of eight. He has been a major presence in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Born in Clarera, Alabama, Sonny spent his life as a hardworking, dedicated, and loving man. He served in United States Army and later retired from the elevator business. Sonny loved fishing and camping! He always looked forward to his monthly camping trip with Linda and Jack Aaron. I am sure he's waiting in heaven for their next great adventure. He had a long-standing relationship with God and was very blessed with his faith to his dying breath. He was predeceased by his parents James and Dorthea Isbell; his in-laws, Robert and Martha Edwards; sister-in-law, Emily Shuler; and granddaughter Mary (Kay) Katherine Burke. He is survived by his brother Frank Isbell. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family would like to thank all the health care professionals from Compassionate Care Hospice for their great care in the last couple of months of his life. Sonny will be forever remembered for his beautiful smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is in heaven watching over us. All are invited to attend the memorial service at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo. The family will greet friends following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to Compassionate Care Hospice, 455 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210.

  • FAMILY

  • Father: James Isbell (deceased)
    Mother: Dorthea Morris Isbell (deceased)
    Brother: Frank Isbell
    Wife: Martha Roberta Isbell
    Daughter and Son-in-law: Martha and Matt Vokes
    Daughter and Son-in-law: Waynette and Ronnie Swanger
    Granddaughter: Mary "Kay" Katherine Burke (deceased)
    Ten Grandchildren
    Eight Great-grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Compassionate Care Hospice

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Linda Aaron

October 3, 2019

Teresa Swanger

October 2, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss!! You all are in our thoughts and Prayers. We love guys !!

PHILLIP CREDE

October 2, 2019

Sonny and I worked for Dover Elevator together in the service department for many years. We had many good times even while we were working on elevators. He was a great guy to be around and always had a smiling face and a good heart. He will be missed very much. My prayers and condolences goes out to the whole Isbell family.

Gordon & Carolyn Sparks

October 2, 2019

So many memories! From our time in Sunday School at Dutch Fork to today - the girls growing, raising families, grandchildren, great grandchildren. We are blessed to count Sonny & Roberta as faithful friends. Our love and prayers to Roberta, Waynette, Martha, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sonny will be missed!

Jack & Linda Aaron

October 2, 2019

Camping will never be the same but he will always be with us!

Susan Mace ( Wagner)

October 1, 2019

Can't believe you're gone. I've known you and Roberta for just about my whole life. I was in kindergarten. You were an uncle and friend. You will be missed. Mom and Dad will be waiting for you in heaven. Rest easy.

Lisa Hess-cribb

October 1, 2019

The Hess and Cribb Family wanted to send our condolences to Sonny's Wife Roberta and their two Daughters, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of Sonny Isbell. Sony, was a awesome Husband, Father, Son, Grandfather and a true friend to our Father Jimmy Hess who has also passed away. Our thoughts and Prayers are with Mr. Isbell's family and friends..

PASTOR BUTCH & KAREN WOOLSEY

September 30, 2019

KAREN AND I ALWAYS LOVED SEEING YOU WHEN WE CAME DOWN TO VISIT,ENJOYED SPENDING THE TIME WITH BERT AND SONY.A VERY GREAT MAN

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