Gary Thomas Isbell
December 14, 1948 - March 27, 2021

Gary Thomas Isbell, 73 of Jonesboro, Arkansas passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021 at his home. He was born December 14, 1948 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Jesse Isbell and Esther Spencer. He was a skilled butcher and meat market manager who loved to cook for his family and loved ones. Gary enjoyed playing with his and Wilma’s Yorkie, Lollipop, hunting and fishing, and being a loving father and grandfather. Gary was preceded in death by: parents, Jesse Isbell and Esther Spencer; grandparents, Frank Lewis Isbell, Willie Mae McRae, and Ada Wilson; son, Jeffrey Scott Isbell; brother, Randy Isbell; and sister, Linda Potts. Gary is survived by: wife, Wilma Joe Isbell; two sons, Keith Isbell (LaDonna) of Trumann, AR and Todd Isbell of Jonesboro, AR; two daughters, Vickie Simpson (Darin) of Jonesboro, AR and Traci Meurer (Brad) of Lake City, AR; four brothers, Kenny Potts of Grand Rapids, MI, Danny Potts of White Cloud, MI, Eddie Spencer of Black Oak, AR, and Gilbert Isbell of Georgia; five sisters, Patricia Choals of Osceola, AR, Yvette Travis of Grand Rapids, MI, and Jimmie Sue Spencer of Black Oak, AR, Charlotte Isbell Drennan of Little Rock, AR, and Sandra Isbell of Jonesboro, AR; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Prospect Baptist Church in Jonesboro, AR with Bro. Mike Book officiating. Burial will follow at Potters Memorial Cemetery in Lepanto, AR. The family will receive visitors at the church on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until service time. Pallbearers: Joe Ellis, Hayden Ellis, Kyle McGaughey, Evan McGaughey, Logan Meurer, and Sam Meurer. Honorary Pallbearers: Ethan McGaughey Due to Covid 19 guidelines, a mask or other facial covering is required, a Covid 19 acknowledgement form is required to be signed, and social distancing will be observed.

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March 31, 2021
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Prospect Baptist Church

Jonesboro, AR

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Funeral Service

March 31, 2021
02:00 PM

Prospect Baptist Church

Jonesboro, AR

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Graveside Service

Potter's Cemetery

Lepanto, AR

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  1. Monda Hutchison , Black Oak says

    Jimmie Sue, Eddie, boys, my sweet kiddos, and to all your family... I’m SO sorry to learn of your loss! I’ll be remembering ALL of you in my prayers...! ‘Miss’ Monda

  2. Beth Calaway , Jonesboro, AR says

    Mrs. Wilma, Todd, and Tracy - I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband and dad. My prayers are with you guys and the rest of the family to be with you all until you see him again.

  3. Johnny & Bonita Peters, Sault Ste.Marie Michigan says

    The Lord gained another great one, last time I was with Uncle Gary was at the auction. We laughed and laughed. Thoughts are with Aunt Wilma and the rest of the family.

  4. Lisa Poole-Woldring, Baldwin, Michigan says

    I am sending love and strength as you all go through a very difficult time.

  5. Kevin, jonesboro says

    He was a good guy

  6. Denise Briscoe, Grand Rapids, MI says

    Love you Uncle Gary RIP

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