Roscoe E. Isbell
April 08, 1930 ‒ February 08, 2017
Roscoe Edwin Isbell passed away on February 8, 2017 in Sunbury, Ohio.
He was born on April 8, 1930, in Luckey, Ohio to the late Harold and Laura (Ford) Isbell. He was a retired railroad engineer with the Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Norfolk and Western, and before that Nickel Plate Road).
Roscoe enjoyed fixing and building things, fishing, model railroading, and jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Roscoe especially enjoyed time spent with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Together, Dad and Mom had a long history of membership in the Church of the Nazarene, and also of financially sponsoring four children, one each in Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, and Bangladesh.
Roscoe was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years: Marjorie (Newell) Isbell. They were married on December 10, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio. Sons: Tim (& Robin) Isbell of Saratoga, CA., Gary (& Pat) Isbell of Sunbury, OH; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Isbell) & Carlos Estrada, Geoffrey Isbell (& Steve Larson), Ada (Isbell) & Cameron Facemyer, Wendy (Isbell) & Nick Gingrich, Peter (& Sarah) Isbell; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers: Marvin (& Kay) Isbell of Monticello, GA., Harold Isbell Jr. of Melbourne, FL; and sister-in-law Norma Jean Newell of Oregon, OH. Roscoe was preceded in death by his brother Ted Isbell.
Graveside services for the family will be held at the Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral home, Sunbury.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Marjorie and Roscoe’s favorite charity. Make payable to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Annotate with: Child Sponsorship, In Memory of Roscoe Isbell. Send to Nazarene General Treasurer’s Office, PO Box 843116, Kansas City, Mo. 64184-3116.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com