Claud Isaacs, Jr., 89, of Correct, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born July 23, 1927, in Lebanon, Marion County, Kentucky, the son of Claud Sr. and Emily (Clark) Isaacs.
He married Lois Smith on June 26, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 2002.
Mr. Isaacs was an Army Air Force veteran of WWII, where he served as a supply technician with the 851st, rising to the rank of Corporal. For service to his country, Claud received the WWII Victory Medal.
In civilian life, he owned and operated Claud's Body Shop in Correct for over 40 years. In his younger years, he had worked at Chevrolet and also at Top and Body, both in Indianapolis. He also worked at Abe's Body Shop in Madison and for Henry Pulley in Versailles.
Claud was an avid bird hunter and belonged to the Brush Creek Conservation Club at Butlerville, where he enjoyed trap shooting. He competed in the national trap shoot at Vandalia, Ohio, and was once featured on ESPN.
He is survived by his sons, Greg (Mary) Hilton of New Marion, Daniel (Teresa) Isaacs of Versailles, and Grant Isaacs of Greensburg; daughters, Claudia Isaacs of Swanton, Ohio, Glenna Baugh of Correct, Sandra (Bill) Fletcher of Dupont, Melanie (Jim) Hoffman of Adams, and Ellen (Jerry) Lowe of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and sister, Judy Cutler of Lebanon.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, George, Eugene, and Charles Isaacs; and sisters, Lydia Higdon, Sarah Spaulding, and Nancy Agan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 3 at Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Funeral services begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Heim of Shelby Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Garden near Madison.
Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.
Published on March 1, 2017