Douglas R. Isaacs was born on April 30, 1938. He was 79 years old when he passed away on March 2, 2018 from medical complications. Papa, as he liked to be called by his grand and great-grandchildren was an amazing man, husband and father.
Doug was the youngest child to George Isaacs and Lottie Strickland-Miller. He was born and was raised in Gainesville, Texas. He was guided as a young man by Robert & Jessie Rubrecht (sister). Other siblings include: Thurston Bell, Ralph Isaacs, Audrey Isaacs-Jones and Homer Deenie Issacs.
As a young man, he would meet and later marry the love of his life, Sharon Pullum Isaacs. Having moved from southern California to Texas and back, the family settled in Alta Loma, CA to raise their five children and eventually their spouses: Kimberly Helzer (Redlands, CA), Jeffrey Isaacs (deceased), Darrell & Sherry Helzer (Perris, CA), David & Jessica Rubio (Rancho Cucamonga, CA) and Phil & Milissa Miller (Apple Valley, CA). He and his wife recently moved to their forever home in Apple Valley.
Doug was a hard-working provider; he was clever, self-taught, and motivated with a little bit of brilliance and cantankerousness. As a young man, he spent four years serving his country as a parachute rigger in the United States Navy. He later drove a truck for many years before starting an industrial machinery moving & rigging company. Everyone knew that Doug was adamant that things be done right. If you were going to do it half assed you may as well not do it at all. He also expected this of others.
Upon medically retiring, he provided wisdom and guidance to his 10 grandchildren: Jonathan, Jessica, David Steven, Jeffrey, Kadeisha, Dominique, Samantha, Katelyn, Kelly and PJ.
He also spent much of his time dabbling in woodworking. Many of his projects were created out of love for his great grandchildren: Jayde, Briella, Chloe, Cooper, Delylah, Lillyanah, Elena, Xander, Derrick and Erika (on the way).
A viewing will be held on Sun, 3/11/18 from 3-5pm; Memorial Service at 5pm with a reception to follow.
His life was a blessing, our memories we will treasure, he was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.
Published on March 5, 2018