Jimmy Isbell

March 21, 1961 - June 21, 2016

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Jimmy Isbell, 55, of Wolcottville died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at 5:25 a.m. in the Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart.

He was a lifetime area resident.

Mr. Isbell worked in the steel industry. He was also a musician, and, at one time, had his own band.

He was born March 21, 1961, in LaGrange to Merle and Edna (Skaggs) Isbell. They preceded him in death.

On April 22, 2016, in Wolcottville he married Joan E. (Bloomfield) Keck. She survives in Wolcottville.

Also surviving are two sons, Tyler (Jaime) Isbell of North Liberty and Jesse Isbell of Plymouth; a daughter, Anastasia Isbell of South Bend; a stepson, Eric Keck of Angola; four granddaughters, Haylee, Mariayh, Nevaeh, and Aaliya; and six step-grandchildren, Kinsey, Kota, Skyler, Marissa, Austin, and Madelyn.

He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Jerome Isbell, David Isbell, Rocky Isbell, and Ed Isbell.

Per Jimmy’s wishes, there will be no calling or services at this time. A celebration of life service is being planned for a later date.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Betty Kennedy Shepherd
January 30th, 2020 3:35pm
Columbia, MD

I was so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was one of my favorite young people growing up in East Chicago. I know that he will be missed.

John Combs
December 18th, 2017 7:05pm
Howe Indiana

Sorry buddy .. i didnt know you had passed. We had good times eorking together

Emilia Rivera
July 6th, 2016 11:14pm
Walkerton Indiana

Jim you will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Diana Skaggs Dean
June 26th, 2016 2:28am
Lexington Ky

What do I say but my heart breaks and I loved you dearly. So many good memories as a family we all have had. You were always the little one getting everybody laughing. You will be missed so much. You have your Wings so FLY HIGH Bud. I can see you and Dad and Uncle Wille and Alma singing and playing music. RIP brother love you. Joanie stay in touch we love you.

Vicky Smith
June 23rd, 2016 12:19am
Topmost, Kentucky

I remember listening to Jimmy play guitar and sing with the Whitewater Band. I loved listening to all of them playing. I lived in his mom's apartments with my mom(Pat Smith). He was a very loving and caring person. He would do anything for you if you asked him too. Praying for all of his family.

Douglas Conley
June 22nd, 2016 7:24pm
Plano, Texas

I was a class mate of Jim's from elementary through High School. You have my condolences for your loss, and my best wishes for your family.

Mike Dilts
June 22nd, 2016 6:07pm
Whitewater Band

My first memory of Jimmy Is at the house on Kerr Island, Rome City. He was setting in a yard swing, in training paints, with a guitar across his lap, struggling to pick the strings. I remember thinking" that kid will play music someday". I was right! At 19 years old he was playing at the twin 6 in Wolcottville. I was 30. Our harmony was good. We hit it off, jimmy said" we have to play music together. " we did and it was good, 10 years , it was good!. I loved him like a brother. Jim Craig and Keith Pelfry ,Chuck Frain, Ned Haward, Roger Prater,Audie Ritchie. All at one time or another were a part of the WHITEWATER BAND! Jimmy was the pivot point , it all worked because of him . My condolences to his family. Mike Dilts Whitewater Band

Dwaine Shults
June 22nd, 2016 4:29pm
Owingsville, KY 40360

I remember Jim very well and watched him sing many times. My dad, Bob Perkins, had him sing at his restaurant Dairy Queen many years ago.so sorry for your loss and may God comfort you.

Nancy neff
June 22nd, 2016 4:15pm

Joanie so very sorry to hear this news. You and the entire family are in myour prayers

Diane Masters Stellhorn
June 22nd, 2016 12:48pm
Mooresville, NC

So sad reading about another of the Isbell boys passing away. You could not have grown up in Rome City and not know them. They would walk from Kerr Island to the Methodist Church every Sunday no matter what the weather. The people of RC suffered with Edna every time a tragedy would occur in her family. Joan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rob Boyles
June 21st, 2016 6:28pm
Cincinnati, OH

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Jimmy will always be remembered for his laugh and his ornriness. Rest in Peace my friend!