Bill Isaacs, 87, passed away Jan. 6. He moved to Knoxville to be near sons Gregory P. Isaacs and Alan M. Isaacs and their families. According to his obituary, Mr. Isaacs pursued a variety of interests after a 30-year career with General Motors. In Knoxville, he became a licensed professional barber and song writer. Services are set for Sunday, Jan. 13, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
The Rev. Albert Neely Minor died Jan. 4 and services are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, at St. James Episcopal Church. Father Minor served as college chaplain for the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee from 1964-94. He was involved in numerous religious and community organizations. His final request – “Mourn not. Offer prayers of thanksgiving for his time of life among us.”
Robert C. Pletz, 96, of Knoxville, lived a full life. He worked as a mechanical engineer for TVA for 27 years while volunteering as an assistant scout master with Troop 453 in Bearden. According to his obituary, he loved to dance, go bowling and play bridge. A veteran of World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded two bronze stars for bravery. He traveled to Washington with HonorAir. His services will be Thursday, Jan. 10, at Rose Mann Heritage Chapel.