Albert "Abb" Lee Isbell, 64, passed away July, 26, 2013 in his home in Jacksonville, Fla. Born in Paintsville, Ky. on July 8, 1949 and raised in Liberty Mills. He was the son of the late Dewie D. Isbell and Etta Fay (Francis) Isbell.
Abb served in the US Army for 22 years, doing two tours in Vietnam, two tours in Germany and one tour in Korea. He spent his last five years of his military career as a personal aid to both General Woodmansee and General Bagnal. He retired in July 1989 as a SFC.
Abb was also predeceased by a sister, Rosa May (Griggs) Ditton and two sons, Albert L Isbell, III and Nathaniel L Isbell. He is survived by his children, daughter, Bonnie Jean (Jarrett Dean) Rollins and son, David Paul Dewie Isbell both of Schnecksville, Pa. five grandchildren, Kirstynn Rollins, Dean Rollins, Shaina Isbell, Devan Isbell and Kyan Ramsey. Sister, Gloria Sue (Dale) Howard, Jacksonville, Fla., brother, Ronald (Carolyn) Isbell, North Manchester, along with many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 17, at North Manchester Congregational Christian Church, with Pastor J.P. Freeman and Elbert Isbell officiating. Internment followed at Swank Cemetery on SR 13 with full military honors.
Contributions can be made in memory of Albert Isbell to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to North Manchester Congregational Christian Church.