Melvin Lewis Ison, Sr., age 65, Harrodsburg, husband of Liz Allen Ison, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Ephraim McDowell RMC in Danville. Born March 24, 1956, in Lancaster, KY, he was the son of the late Harry S. Turner and Ruth (Ison) Vandyke. He attended Garrard County Schools, was an equipment operator at the E.W. Brown Power Plant, liked to fish, attend the Red Mile racetrack in Lexington and was a member of the St. Paul Predestinarian Baptist Church in Lancaster.
Survivors other than his wife include: one daughter Kristi (Roosevelt) Blackford of Harrodsburg; one son Melvin Lewis Ison Jr. of Harrodsburg; one sister Penny (Davey) Logan of Lancaster; two brothers Paul (Margaret) VanDyke of Danville and Curtis Ison of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren Haley Bradshaw, Monica Ison, Aliyah Ison and Xzavier Blackford; a sister-in-law Pat Linton of Harrodsburg and a brother-in-law Lee (Joyce) Allen of Burgin and a host of nieces and nephews. Melvin was preceded in death by a brother Arthur Ison; a sister Midge Ison; one niece Cindy Logan and two nephews Neil Logan and Derrick Stewart.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Sims Funeral Services in Harrodsburg with Elder James McPherson, Elder Michael McPherson and Elder Barry Bowman officiating. Visitation will be from 8:00 am until the time of service with burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Harrodsburg.
Pallbearers are Lamont Linton, Chris Linton, Cody Linton, Rosie Blackford, Arnez Buford, and Reid Martin. Honorary bearers are Davey Logan Jr., Ruben Catchen, Montez Ison, Cam Linton, Ed Huguely, and William Warren.
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