Rickey E. Isbell, 45, of 200 Knoxville Ave., St. Marys, died suddenly at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born May 4, 1967, in Auburn, Ind., the son of Douglas and Mary (Vanwarner) Isbell.
He married Leanna Frese on Dec. 7, 1999, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his father, Douglas (Christine) Isbell of Churubusco, Ind.; his mother: Mary (James) Geiger of Fort Wayne, Ind.; by his children, Hailey Isbell of St. Marys, Sir Isacc Isbell of St. Marys, Nathashia Newcomb of Bryan, Nicole Isbell of Kendallville, Ind.; by 20 grandchildren; by his siblings, Douglas Isbell, Jr. of St. Joe, Ind., Tammy Isbell of Antwerp, Ejecta Isbell of Fort Wayne, Ind., Carrie Sprague of Fort Wayne, Ind., Michael Millage of Fort Wayne, Ind., Holly Millage of Churubusco, Ind., Jamie Geiger of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Stacy Geiger of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 West High Street, St. Marys, the Reverend Dr. David Williams, officiant.
Friends may call from noon until the time of services on Thursday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be made to Rickey’s family to assist them with medical and funeral expenses.
Condolences may be sent to his family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.