Clyde Ison 77, of Ore City, Tex., died February 16 in Texas.
He was born in Isom to the late Gracie and Giddeon Ison.
Mr. Ison served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, and retired as a master sergeant. His service included being stationed in Germany, a tour in Vietnam, and a tour in Libya where he was held by forces in Tripoli. He stationed at Bergstrom Air Force Base, where he and his family settled in Austin, Tex.
Mr. Ison established Austin’s Ison Body and Paint and was a longstanding racecar aficionado. He enjoyed playing golf, and taking part in turkey shoots.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nova Ison; six children, Gary Ison and wife Marla, Ronald Ison, Ray Ison, Linda Ison, Tina Sedlor and husband Bob, and David Ison and wife Melissa; nine grandchildren, Shannon, Brad, Nicolas, Juliana, Mathew, Drew, Juliette, and Ruben and Mariah Solís; and a friend of the family, Carmen Wusterhausen.
Funeral services for Mr. Ison were held February 18 at the First Baptist Church in Buda, Tex. Burial was in Onion Creek Memorial Park Cemetery in Manchaca, Tex.