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George Ison, Jr., 98, Russell Springs, KY (1922-2020)

George Ison, Jr., passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his home. He was 98 years old.

Funeral service for George Ison, Jr. will be held at 11:30amCT on Friday, September 4, 2020, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. David Coffey and Bro. Charles Edwards officiating, and special Music by Dean McKinley. Interment will follow in the Mill Springs National Cemetery at Nancy.

Visitation from is requested from 9amCT to 11:30amCT on Friday.

He was born April 14, 1922 in Jenkins, KY to the late Steve & Nanny Ison.

He was a WWII Veteran -recepient of a Purple Heart having served in the US Army from Sept 1941 to 1945.

Survived by:
  • His wife of 67 years-Laverne Grider Ison
  • Two daughters: Sheila (Dean) McKinley, Russell Springs and Kathy (Daryl) Hammond, Russell Springs
  • A grandson: George Barton (Alison) Hammond, Lexington
George was retired as a powerhouse operator-US Corp of Engineers-Wolf Creek Dam.

He was a Mason-60 years Jamestown Lodge and a member of the Russell Springs United Methodist Church.

Pallbearers: Daryl Hammond, George Barton Hammond, Dean McKinley, Logan Antle, Jim Kemplin, Glen Beussink

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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