I received a note from Mike Whaley (25th Company) with the sad news of the loss of one our own, David McIsaac (25th CO). Below are Mike’s note and the obit. Please include David’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
Former members of the EZ 25, Class of 78…..over the years, Stolle, McIsaac and I have traded email and texts on a somewhat-regular basis to keep up and brag on our grandkids…..recently I had sent a few texts/email and David had not responded…..I should have followed up immediately and I apologize for not doing so….yesterday, I tried to call David and the number I had was not working…..I texted Bob and told him that I was concerned….Bob got on the computer and found the obituary below…another article in Bob’s search stated that David and his wife were killed in a motorcycle accident not far from their home in Kershaw…I have reached out to the funeral home today and asked if the family could be contacted and asked to call me so I could let the family know of our acknowledgment of their loss….”Kersh” was a good as it gets….he and I had stayed in touch over the years and he had even come to Oklahoma a couple of times when he worked for Walmart in Arkansas…..my memories were already on the surface this week of all of you in the 25thCompany prior to finding out about his passing as the Class of 2021 started Plebe Summer last week—I have a boy from my church who has begun the Journey with 2021and I had stressed to him how important those folks in his company would be….as we all know at this stage of life, life goes fast and some people impact you much more than others…..Kersh was one of those guys for me….I treasure those memories……Whales
David McIsaac’s OBIT
Mr. David Bruce McIsaac III, 61, a devoted husband, father and brother, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was born Jan. 16, 1956, in Camden, the son of the late Edie and Bruce McIsaac of Kershaw. David began his college education at the United States Naval Academy with the Class of 1978 as a member of the 25th Company where “Kersh” is remembered as a cornerstone of the company’s morale and camaraderie. He graduated from the University of South Carolina, despite his love for the Clemson Tigers. David had a career in the textile industry working at Springs Industries in S.C., Ala., and Brazil, before joining Walmart in Ark., and was currently employed by Jay Franco and Sons of N.Y. David was an avid community servant, loved people of all ages and was a lifetime blood donor. He coached baseball, football and soccer and also volunteered at Heath Springs Elementary School. He was a member of Frontline Biker Church in Kershaw. David was predeceased by his loving wife, Dana Nunnery McIsaac and leaves four children, Joseph “Joe” McIsaac (Nikki) of Rock Hill, Matthew “Matt” Kennington (Jessica) of Fort Mill, Samantha Kennington Dutton (Kenny) and Cole McIsaac of Kershaw; two sisters, Martha McIsaac Floyd and her husband, Wade, and Deeda McIsaac Coffey and her husband, Kenneth, all of Kershaw; and seven grandchildren, Knox Allen McIsaac and Josie Nicole McIsaac, Ava Grace, Lillie and Noah Kennington and Nathan Dutton and his little sister, Caroline, due September of 2017.
The celebration of life funeral service for Dana and David was 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, officiated by the Revs. Cotton Pate and Michael Owens, with burial at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, 1841 N. Rocky River Road, Lancaster. The family received friends from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 11, at Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, and suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720; or Frontline Biker Church, 8617 Kershaw Camden Highway, Kershaw, SC 29067. An online obituary is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com. Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, SC is caring for the family of Mr. McIsaac.
President, USNA Class of 1978