Ricky Edward Isbell

Born in Birmingham, AL on July 24, 1948

Departed on February 15, 2014 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Ricky Edward Isbell, age 65 of Nashville, TN passed away February 15, 2014. Mr. Isbell retired as a Metro Police Officer after 23 years of service and most recently was employed as a driver for Cumberland Heights. He took pride in being a Mason and was a member of Masonic Lodge 776, Fairview, TN and the National Fraternal Order of Police (NFOP).

Mr. Isbell is preceded in death by his Aunt, Thelma Macadoo, Uncle, Bill Gwin and is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Janet Burger Isbell; children, James Isbell, Nashville, TN, Tammy Hulan (Todd), Clarksville, TN, Terry Isbell (Julie), Hermitage, TN and their mother, Judy Isbell; grandchildren, Mark and Michael Moore, Brady and Bryce Isbell, Jacquelyn, Katelyn, and Ashelyn Hulan. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Bryan Fisher and Dr. Robert Beck for their compassion and care during Mr. Isbell’s illness.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 18th from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday, February 19th, from 10-1 p.m. at West Harpeth Funeral Home 6962 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN. A celebration of Mr. Isbell’s life will be Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. West Harpeth Funeral Home (615) 352-9400

20 Comments to Ricky Edward Isbell

    February 17, 2014 4:37 pm

    Janet: I am so sorry for your loss!!! You are in our prayers and thoughts. You are a great friend.

  2. Ginger Vann
    February 17, 2014 4:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss buddy. Never doubt he knew how much he was loved by you! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you..

  3. Julie Cook
    February 17, 2014 5:14 pm

    Janet and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Lisa Chambers
    February 17, 2014 6:42 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss. You and your faimily are in my thoughts and prayers. I know there is not such that can be said that really helps but remembering he is at peace and will be a guardian angel for his loved ones.

  5. Laurie Austin
    February 17, 2014 8:54 pm

    Dear Janet – I am so sorry for your loss and grateful to have had the opportunity to have met Ricky. You and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s love comfort and protect you. “The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore”. Psalm 121:8. “May the Lord…who loves you … Comfort your heart and strengthen you” Thessalonians 2:16-17. Love and blessings, Laurie.

  6. Lisa Tucker
    February 17, 2014 9:51 pm


    I am so sorry to hear about Ricky. I pray that God will help you thru this hard time. I know the boys will take care of their momma. I am hear if you need anything. You are such an inspiration to us all.

  7. Mike Hopper
    February 18, 2014 6:56 am

    So Sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you –

  8. Selena Carter
    February 18, 2014 7:10 am


    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. May you find comfort in each other. I admire you so much.

  9. Elizabeth D. Gonzalez
    February 18, 2014 7:38 am


    I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your love one. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God give you and your family comfort and peace. I am here for you if you need anything. You are an awesome person and I admire you. Love Elizabeth D. Gonzalez

  10. Tobbie Lopez
    February 18, 2014 7:46 am


    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Melissa Porterfield
    February 18, 2014 7:47 am


    I am so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my prayers!

  12. Elaine Richardson
    February 18, 2014 8:03 am

    Janet, please know that I am thinking about and praying for you and your family.

  13. Deb Jenkins
    February 18, 2014 10:17 am

    Janet, I am so sorry for you and your family. You have my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Teresa Marshall
    February 18, 2014 10:49 am

    Janet and family
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God lift you up during this difficult time. The Marshall Family

  15. Jody kyles
    February 18, 2014 4:17 pm

    Janet– May peace find you during this difficult time in knowing that Ricky is now an angel in Heaven watching over you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you buddy!

  16. Angela Hawkins
    February 18, 2014 10:29 pm

    Janet–My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my prayers to be comforted at this time and in the future. I think the world of you. Angie from Bountiful

  17. Debbie Davis
    February 19, 2014 1:43 pm

    Janet – I think about you every day and wished I was closer so that I could give you a hug. There really is no comfort at a time like this but my heart goes out to your and your family.

  18. Laura Bradford
    February 19, 2014 4:53 pm

    Janet – My prayers and thoughts are with you. May you find peace and comfort knowing he is at rest in comforting arms.

  19. Sean Priest
    February 19, 2014 5:57 pm


    Very sorry to hear this. May God bring you comfort and peace during this time and always. Prayers and love from my family to yours.

  20. Steve Warner
    February 20, 2014 9:58 am


    I sad to hear that you lost your best friend, the love of your life. I hope you realize that you have family and friends that love you so much and are there for you whenever you may need them. If ever you need a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear then I am there for you my friend. – The Aussie Guy

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