Isbell, Bert

April 4, 1922 – December 26, 2012
Bert Isbell, age 90 of Frisco, Texas passed away on December 26, 2012. He was born on April 4, 1922 in Pampa, Texas to Rebecca Kinzer and Archer Bert Isbell. He was a 1941 graduate of Pampa High School, where he played football for the Pampa Harvesters. Bert enlisted in the US Coast Guard in 1942 and served in the Pacific and was a WWII Veteran. After his discharge in 1945, Bert finished college on the GI Bill and began a 34 year career in Texas public schools. He coached in Skellytown, Valley View and Celina before coming to Frisco. He was the first elementary principal of Frisco School, where he served as principal of Acker Elementary for 19 years. Bert married Eloise Knox on June 18, 1950 in Ponder, Texas. He was a long time member of Rockhill Church of Christ. Bert was a recipient of the Silver Citizen of the Year in 2010 from the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Frisco ISD named an elementary school in Bert’s honor, Isbell Elementary.  He was also a member of the Frisco Association of Retired School Personnel and the Heritage Association of Frisco, as well as a member of the Lions Club.

Bert is survived by his wife, Eloise Isbell; three children, Judy Isbell, Lynn Cain and her husband, Chris and Bert Isbell, Jr., four grandchildren, Travis Isbell, Katie Isbell, Jacob Cain and Tyler Cain.

Bert is preceded in death by his parents, Rebecca and Bert Isbell.

A Memorial Service will be held at Rockhill Church of Christ on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11:30 am with Brother Jim Pyburn officiating. A Visitation will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Frisco on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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