Whitesburg KY

Robert Ison dies at 96



Robert B. Ison, 96, of New Castle, died May 13.

A son of the late George B. and Ardelia Caudill Ison, he was a 1940 graduate of Kingdom Come Settlement High School in Linefork.

Mr. Ison served as a staff sergeant during World War II in North Africa.

He was graduated in 1948 from Georgetown College (Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity), coached Kentucky high school basketball from 1948 until 1955 before advancing to Principal of Dry Ridge High School, Superintendent of Walton- Verona and ultimately integrated the Carroll County High School system as superintendent of that organization.

After administrative retirement, he worked as an administrator for the State of Kentucky, Department of Agriculture in Frankfort. He was a member of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church.

Mr. Ison was preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers, and a greatgranddaughter, Ellie Louise Nolin.

Surviving are his wife, Frances “Irene” Carson Ison of New Castle; four sons, Robert Ison, Jr. and wife Debra of Edgewood, Rick Schepman and wife Mary Louise of New Castle, Steve Ison and wife Nancy of Sylva, N.C., and Greg Schepman and wife Donna of Danville; eight grandchildren, and 11 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Ison will be held at 11 a.m. today (May 17) at New Castle Christian Church. Interment will follow at the Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery in North Vernon, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be given to Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund at 495 Duckers Road, Midway, KY 40347.

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