Claude D. Isaacs, 85, 317 Holston Avenue, Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center following an extended illness.
Mr. Isaacs was a son of the late Fred and Roxie Reece Isaacs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Isaacs, and a sister, Betty Jo Isaacs.
Mr. Isaacs retired from Inland Container and was a member of First Christian Church of Elizabethton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in WWII. He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed visiting with his friends at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital.
Mr. Isaacs enjoyed helping his neighbors and mowed many yards on Holston Avenue.
Survivors include his wife, E. Jane Isaacs, of the home; a niece, who was like his daughter, Vickie Burrow and her husband, Richie, Elizabethton; a great-niece, Chasity O’Quinn and her husband, Andy, Knoxville; two great-nephews, Jack O’Quinn and Grant O’Quinn, Knoxville; a sister, Eunice Estep, Elizabethton; a special neighbor, Charlotte Blevins, Elizabethton; special friends, J.L. and Edna Collins, Elizabethton; and other nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Mr. Isaacs will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday, prior to the service. Private graveside services will be held at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be his friends at Inland Container and his Sunday School Class at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Animal Shelter, 253 Sycamore Shoals Drive, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Isaacs family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.