Charles Michael Kyle “Mike” Isbell

Funeral services for Charles Michael Kyle “Mike” Isbell, 56, Lawrence, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park in Fort Worth.Mr. Isbell died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, after a two-year battle with brain cancer.He was born June 20, 1951, in Leeds, Ala., the son of Charles and Bonnie Isbell. He graduated in 1969 from Leeds High School, where he played football. He received a certificate in electronics from Idaho State University. He had lived in Fort Worth, Texas, Pocatello, Idaho and Lawrence.Mr. Isbell worked as a maintenance electrician in Fort Worth and for Bucyrus-Erie Manufacturing in Pocatello. He worked as an electronic and process designer at the FMC elemental phosphorus plant in Pocatello before transferring to Lawrence in 1997 to work as a process control engineer at Astaris/ICL Performance Products phosphorus processing plant. He attended Northside Assembly of God in Fort Worth. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, reading, collecting books and playing tennis. He married Kay Metcalfe in April 1978. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Ashley Isbell, Lawrence; a son, Justin, Lawrence; his father, Charles; his mother, Bonnie Isbell, Fort Worth, Texas; three sisters, Janie Beaty and husband Jerry, Boyd, Texas, Janice Wallace, Abilene, Texas, and Elaine Connally, Fort Worth; and many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and other extended family members and friends.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Fort Worth.The family suggests memorials to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486; Main Street Homecare, 415 W. Main St., Azle, TX 76020; or the Oncology Center Regional Cancer Care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 330 Arkansas, Suite 105, Lawrence 66044.Online condolences may be sent at