Dr. L.L. Isaacson, 92, of Jonesboro, Ark., died at his home Thursday, March 31, 2011, of natural causes.
Dr. Isaacson was a former Marshall County veterinarian and County Executive. He was born in Braham, Minn., on April 5, 1918. Dr. Isaacson received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University and then served as a captain in the Army, 10th Mountain Division, in World War II. He served for two years in Italy and for one year in the Philippines. Before entering private practice, he taught at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was one of Marshall County's foremost leaders in the practice of veterinary medicine. He contributed greatly to Marshall County where his passion for veterinary medicine resulted in a dozen Marshall County boys growing up to become veterinarians. "Ike" was recognized for these efforts with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Medicine presented by the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association. He was community minded and was always willing to encourage young people. His concern for all was genuine and he enjoyed being involved in the lives of others. He passed on to many a good work ethic, honesty, decency and integrity. Ike was a family man and a mentor. Dr. Isaacson was a member of the United Methodist Churches of Lewisburg and Jonesboro, Ark., the Rotary Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Hilma Isaacson; brothers, Carl, Ray, and Clarence; and one sister, Ruth Erickson.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Virginia Locke Isaacson; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Julie Isaacson; his daughters and sons-in-law, Bill and Sarah Menkel and Alan and Allison Dunaway; and eight grandchildren, Erick and Locke Isaacson, Will, Alexandra and John Lloyd Menkel, and Taylor, Preston and Erin Leigh Dunaway.
A memorial service was held in the chapel of First United Methodist Church on Monday, April 4, 2011.
For lasting memorials, please consider the Humane Society of Northeast Arkansas, 6011 E. Highland Dr., Jonesboro, AR 72401, or the First United Methodist Church building fund, 801 S. Main St., Jonesboro, AR 72401.
Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.
Online registry at www.emersonfuneralhome.com.