Ervin Isbell

May 14, 1948 - July 16, 2014
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Ervin Lee Isbell, 66, of Santa Fe, passed away on July 16, 2014 at UT Southwestern St. Paul Hospital in Dallas, Texas from pneumonia a complication from his chemotherapy for GBM. He was born in Texas City, Texas on May 14, 1948 and was adopted when he was 3 days old by his loving parents, Ray and Georgia Isbell, of La Marque.

Ervin began his police career on May 3, 1972 at UTMB and was a Sergeant to many fine officers while there. After leaving UTMB he went on to serve Jamaica Beach. In 1988 he began his 20 year tenure with Galveston PD. During his service there Ervin was a patrol officer, evidence technician and crime scene investigator. After retirement Ervin continued to serve his community by joining the Santa Fe ISD PD in 2010 at the junior high. Ervin was able to see the good in all kids. He loved to take them under his wing for guidance.

Three of Ervin’s loves in life were barbecuing, fishing, and RVing in his Columbus 5th wheel. He was active with the Special Olympics Torch Run and Beat the Heat. Ervin was also a decorated and well respected Vietnam Veteran. He was a Specialist 4 who served with the 1st of the 501st A Company 101st Airborne Division. While in Vietnam Ervin earned a Bronze Star with Valor for going beyond the call of duty and exhibiting acts of heroism. He always had a word of encouragement. Ervin exhibited acts of bravery by carrying wounded soldiers to medivacs. He was respected by his peers, senior officers, and NCO’s. He will never be forgotten by his brothers in arms.

Ervin is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Georgia Isbell; and mother-in-law, Jeane Brown. He is survived by his wife of 38 wonderful years, Jeane Ann Brown Isbell; four children: Michael, Leigh Ann, David and Scott; and of course, Daisy. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins and sister, Patricia Isbell, and of course, Larry and Brenda Laird and Jess and Peggy Johnson.

Ervin’s family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 22nd, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 23rd, at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street in Galveston with Rev. Craig King officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be Trey Brown, Larry Fleenor, Jess Johnson, Larry Laird, Barry Whitburn, Eddie Vasquez, and Rick Neal. Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Brown, Michael Isbell, David Isbell, Scott Isbell, and Charlie Sterling.

Glioblastoma Multiforme usually is found in the cerebral hemisphere of the brain. It contains a mixed grade of cells. This tumor represents 17% of all primary brain tumors.

The Isbell Family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the entire Galveston PD for their unconditional support.

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Born: May 14, 1948
Died: July 16, 2014

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Bob Davis posted on 11/30/-1

I know Ervin from years as fellow trombone players in the school band. I always liked him and considered him a friend.


Larry & Kerry Jackson posted on 11/30/-1

Jeane Ann & Family, although we have never met in person, we fell as if we have known you and Ervin for years. We send our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies and condolences!


Bill Foxworth posted on 11/30/-1

Ervin, you will be sadly missed. I will always remember how you made people smile. Sorry I can't be there to see you off. God bless you Eevin.


Glenn Guillotte posted on 11/30/-1

Jeane, My condolences to you and your family.


Jim and Arlene Austin posted on 11/30/-1

You have our sincere sympathy. We never got to meet Ervin but know he was a wonderful man. Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead


Ron & Judy Anderson posted on 11/30/-1

Our hearts are breaking for you, Jeane. We send our deepest condolences on Ervin's passing. He will be missed by the Columbus family. We regret we weren't able to meet him and you. We pray for God's comfort and strength as you and family strive to move toward. Love and hugs.


Sally & Gene Horst. posted on 11/30/-1

RIP Erv. Our condolences to you Jeanne and your family. Gene & Sally Horst


Bruce & Kelly Duerfeldt posted on 11/30/-1

Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. Wish we could have met on a Glamping trip. But i know we will meet someday.


Ed Walker posted on 11/30/-1

May God bless you all in these rough times... in my thoughts and prayers..


Don & Kay Sadler posted on 11/30/-1

We are so sorry for your loss. Best Wishes to you and your family. Don & Kay Sadler


Ed Dobranich posted on 11/30/-1

Ervin You will be truly missed by all, especially me. You were always helpful, had that smile and would help anyone in need. You are and always will be a great Friend Comrade and HERO> rest in peace . Pookey


Joe R Herrera posted on 11/30/-1

My Ervin rest in peace. My condolences to his family.


Al Gabriel Jr. posted on 11/30/-1

Ervin, when Jeane called and told me you had just passed, I stopped walking and just stood fast. I was at a lost for words. It's still hard to believe you are no longer with us. I will cherish the time we were in Nam. The circumstance was difficult but very reassuring because I could always depend on you.i will always remember your infectuous smile.Rest in peace my friend..


Don Jones posted on 11/30/-1

So very sorry for our loss. He was and always will be a dear friend of everyone he knew.


Paul R Nelson posted on 11/30/-1

Shocked and saddened to hear My thoughts are with his family.


Diane and Marty Weston posted on 11/30/-1

We shared a Law Enforcement Family and an RVing Family. You are twice missed.


Patrick Johnson posted on 11/30/-1

Prayers for God to comfort and strengthen you for the days ahead. We were looking forward to sharing some time in Goshen but now for Ervin we will wait until God's Rally.


Roger&Janice Queen posted on 11/30/-1

Ervin you will be missed dearly. You was an wonderful friend. We will love you always. Roger & Janice


Donna Nowlin Schultz posted on 11/30/-1

"When the joys are still remembered but the sorrow has quietly gone, there will always be a special place in the heart-where love lives on." Ervin was special, as are you. Praying for you and your family.


Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy posted on 11/30/-1

Ervin could always make me laugh. Have not seen him in over 48 years. God's blessings on the entire family. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord!


Donny and Cindy Williams posted on 11/30/-1

Our hearts are saddened for the loss of such a wonderful, kind man. We pray for you and your family and are comforted in the knowledge that you will be reunited in his loving arms again someday. Till then just know you are loved by many!


Pam and Bill Abner posted on 11/30/-1

Jeanne Ann and family, we are so sorry for your loss.


Belinda Wade posted on 11/30/-1

It was such an honor to be Ervin's friend. I met him during my time of being employed at the City Garage in 1998. I hope to see you again one day. You will be dearly missed. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. RIP ERVIN


Carol Fleenor Henderson posted on 11/30/-1

My sincerest and deepest condolences at the loss of this wonderful person.


Troy and Marcy Wright posted on 11/30/-1

Our heartfelt sympathies, and our sincere well wishes for the entire Isabel family.


Jeff Nene posted on 11/30/-1

Lisa and I send our deep condolences to Ervin's family. While we never met him personally, we shared his love of RVing in a Columbus 5th wheel and had the opportunity to interact online. We pray that God would comfort Jeane Ann and the rest of his family.


Marty and Linda Honore' posted on 11/30/-1

May you rest in peace.


Janet Spann posted on 11/30/-1

Jeane we never got to meet Erv or you but our hearts go out to you and your family. He was far too young to leave, and had so much to look forward to. Gods plans are sometimes different than ours and it's difficult for us to understand. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers as you go on without him. I hope some day we will meet. Until then take care and know that lots of us Columbus owners are with you on spirit.


Fred Bradfield posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss, will keep you in our thoughts.


Scott Yencer posted on 11/30/-1

Jeane, My condolences go out to you and your family. You are a trooper, and I hope to meet you one day. I am so sorry for your loss.


Kevin Pilotte posted on 11/30/-1

I'm a member of your Columbus family.


Bob Creekmore posted on 11/30/-1

Sorry for your loss. Ervin was a friend to all and one of my classmates at LMHS. He will be missed by many. God bless him and his family.


Jim & Becky Neuses posted on 11/30/-1

Never met You, but felt like we knew you through the Columbus RV group. May you rest in peace forever.


Troy Wright posted on 11/30/-1

Rest easy, you've earned it. Sympathies and heartfelt well wishes for your family and loved ones.


Ray & Connie Pearson posted on 11/30/-1

Expressions of Sympathy Ray & Connie Pearson has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.


Jeffrey & Felicia Higgins posted on 11/30/-1

We are truly sorry for your loss. The world stepped for a brief moment of time. To signify your loss. It will go around again........ it won't ever be the same but it will go around. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Dianna Siegel and Family posted on 11/30/-1

We are so sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with you.


Brenda Braswell Lera posted on 11/30/-1

My love to you and you and Erv's four precious children. He will be missed by so many people. My prayers continue to be with your family. This world is a better place because of the two of you. Rest in Peace, Ervin, you are so loved.


David & Peggy White posted on 11/30/-1

We are So Sorry for your Loss. We planned to meet in Goshen,In at the RV Rally. As Vietnam Veterans we planned to Chat a Spell. Was not meant to be. Our meeting will take Place in Heaven. You are In our Prayers. David & Peggy White Taylorsville, NC


John Dupla posted on 11/30/-1

I am very proud of Ervin and appreciated the time I shared with him this past Memorial Day. I am also very saddened that we can never visit to laugh, talk, and share stories again. He can never be replaced. So many memories through the years, that I was hoping to have a few more.


Walter (Sam) Hutchins & Laura posted on 11/30/-1

May God comfort you in this time5


Mary Fithen posted on 11/30/-1

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Deb and Tom Trammell posted on 11/30/-1

We are very saddened at the loss of Ervin and was so looking forward to meeting on a Columbus outing. May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of good times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Please accept our sincerest condolences.


Barbara Doucet posted on 11/30/-1

Jeane & Family - Cannot express the hurt and sadness my heart feels for you and your family. Thinking of you and sending prayers that God will give you the strength and fortitude you will need during this difficult time. Hoping the many beautiful memories you two made together will also bring you joy in times of sorrow. Take care - much love - Barbara


Maureen Wade posted on 11/30/-1

Jeane and family, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ervin. Hoping the wonderful memories that you two have shared help you through this difficult time.


Susan Bunde posted on 11/30/-1

Ervin was a true leader and great role model for so may kids. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Jay Adair posted on 11/30/-1

May god be with you my Columbus RV Group friend.I did not know you personnaly but I know you were loved by the support from your fellow officers bringing you home. Jean Ann may The Lord be with you as you walk forward on this earth. You and Ervin will be together again one day .


Rod and Linda Johnson posted on 11/30/-1

Jeane Ann and Family May the concern and sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time.


Brian Warford posted on 11/30/-1

Our thoughts and prayers are with out during this difficult time.


Larry & Kerry Jackosn posted on 11/30/-1

Expressions of Sympathy Larry & Kerry Jackosn has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.


John & Sherrie House posted on 11/30/-1

Erv, you served your community very well. Your family is very proud of you and your accomplishments. It was our privledge to have met you! I hope to someday meet you again!


Carol Pagura posted on 11/30/-1

Sending many thoughts of sympathy and caring to the family. The Isbells were one of the first posters to help me out when I joined the Columbus RV group. I enjoyed getting to know Ervin on the computer.