The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 7, 2013

Edward Isbell

The Joplin Globe

TULSA, Okla. — Edward Eugene Isbell, 71, passed away peacefully, Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Edward was born in Carthage, Mo., Sept. 24, 1941, to Floyd and Iona Lee (Anderson) Isbell. His family moved to Joplin, Mo., while he was a youngster. He graduated from Joplin High School in 1959. After graduation he moved to Chicago, Ill., where he became a bakery manager. For most of his life, Ed was a self-employed business owner. In the seventies he settled in Tulsa, Okla., where he became a delivery driver for Coors Brewing Company. This led him to many years of owning/operating several bars and nightclubs while enjoying playing competitive billiards. He later retired to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a year before returning to Tulsa, to be near his family. As a retiree he was employed by University Club Apartments part time and enjoyed meeting and greeting people.

Through the union of marriage to Rosemary Brown he is survived by: his children and spouses, Gary Isbell (Tracy), Tulsa, Lana Weston, Carl Junction, Mo., and Mendy Davids (Tim), Joplin; grandchildren, Sarah, Cameron, Brandon, Tylor, Evan and Megan; and great-grandson, Alex. He is also survived by his constant companion and best friend, "Splash".

The children are hosting a reception in their father's memory, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Family Center in Tulsa.

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This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on 5/5/2013.