Robert B. Ison, age 96 of New Castle, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Son of the late George B. and Ardelia (Caudill) Ison, Robert was a 1940 graduate of The Kingdom Come Settlement High School in Linefork, KY. Served as a Staff Sergeant during World War II in North Africa. Graduated in 1948 from Georgetown College (Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity), coached Kentucky high school basketball from 1948 until 1955 before advancing to Principal of Dry Ridge High School, Superintendent of Walton-Verona and ultimately integrated the Carroll County High School system as superintendent of that organization. After administrative retirement, he worked as an administrator for The State of Kentucky, Department of Agriculture in Frankfort, KY. He was a member of the Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. Robert was preceded in death by four sisters, three brothers, and a great-grand-daughter, Ellie Louise Nolin.
Wife: Frances “Irene” (Carson) Ison of New Castle
Sons: Robert Ison, Jr. (Debra) of Edgewood
Rick Schepman (Mary Louise) of New Castle
Steve Ison (Nancy) of Sylva, NC
Greg Schepman (Donna) of Danville
8 Grandchildren 11 Great-Grandchildren
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at New Castle Christian Church.
Interment: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dupont, Indiana
Honorary Pallbearers: John Shoemaker, LT Harrod and Jim Chilton
Active Pallbearers: Tyler Ison, Nicholas Ison, Nathan Schepman, Will Huckaby, Ian Henderson, Chris Barnard, Bryan Nolin & Stan Huckaby
Memorial contributions may be given to Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church Building Fund at 495 Duckers Road; Midway, KY 40347.
Visitation: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.