Scott Isbell, age 57 of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, left this earth to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Scott’s family was his most prized possession. Scott is survived by his beloved wife, Wendy; their children, Matthew Isbell, Jordan and Chelsey Isbell, Cory and Beth Isbell, Callie Isbell, and Jason Richardson, Victoria and Seth English, Jessica and Blake Dockery; grandchildren, Noah, Bryan, Scarlett, Lillian, Emilie, and Trinity; mother, Patricia Cole; sisters, Shannon (Alan) Russell, Shea (Jeff) Ratledge; beloved uncle, Bob Isbell; much loved great aunt, Marjorie Nash. Preceded in death by his father, Ronald Edward Isbell; stepfather, Jim Williams. Scott served his nation with distinction as a soldier in the United States Army, entering service in 1982 and proudly serving with the 101st Airborne Division until leaving active duty in 1986. Scott returned home to serve in the Tennessee National Guard in 1986 and retired from service in 2006 at the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. During his service, Scott was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with his best friends Dale Bradley and Brian Powell. His awards and decorations include the Air Assault badge, the Order of Saint George, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and many others. Scott served his community as a security police captain for the department of energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee from 1987 until his retirement in 2017. In 2020, Scott again volunteered to serve his community as a volunteer Patrolman for the Vonore Police Department. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) or to the Malinois Ranch Rescue, 100 Guins Creek Ln, McKenzie, TN 38201. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Vonore Baptist Church, 714 Church St, Vonore, TN 37885, with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 PM with Andrew Osakue officiating. Family and friends will assemble for Interment at 8:30 AM Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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