Eppie "Ike" Isaac, Former Paratrooper, Worked at Ford for 30 Years

 11/11/2017 - 12:06

Eppie Isaac 75, known to many as Ike Isaac, of Ypsilanti Michigan was a fierce warrior who lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

His will to live was strong and he put forth every effort to stay with his family as long as possible. He passed peacefully with his two daughters, beloved wife and son-in-law by his bedside. Eppie was born on January 31, 1942, to the late Mayland Isaac and Cora (Johnson) Isaac.

On Oct. 8, 1971, he married Trudy Kaye Brown. Eppie is survived by his wife, Trudy, two daughters, Kristi Griswold (Don Griswold) of Ottawa Lake and Kori Isaac (Reigis Recchia) of Saline; three beloved grandchildren, Wyatt Griswold, Reagan Recchia and Reed Michael Recchia. Eppie is also survived by siblings Elige Isaac, Lonzo Isaac (Patricia Isaac), Carol Sue Fitzgerald (Richard Fitzerald), Junnie Fay Heverely (Craig Heverly) and Julia Ann Boone (Gary Boone) and many nieces and nephews that were dear to his heart. Eppie embraced his wife’s family as his own and is survived by his sibling in-laws, Pam Grob ( Paul Grob), Linda Young ( Doug Young), and Ken Brown (Patti Brown).

Born in the small town of Hall, Kentucky, Eppie moved to Michigan to seek better opportunities for employment after serving four years in the Army as a Spec 4 and paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1966, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Eppie worked for over 30 years at Ford Motor Company and retired in 1997 from the Sheldon Road Assembly Plant. During his free time and after his retirement, he enjoyed going north with his family, gardening, fishing and especially hunting with his brother and nephews.

Over the past two years, he took pleasure in spending his summer weekends at Sand Lake with his wife, children and treasured grandchildren. Eppie’s private family services will be held at Robison-Bahmiller Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Arbor Hospice. To sign Eppie's guestbook, to leave a memory, or for more information please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.

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