Adlai Isenhower Obituary, Death- We regret to inform you that Adlai Stevenson Isenhower, also known as “Ike,” passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 71. A native of Crandell, Georgia, he entered the world on August 19, 1952. He left this world with his family by his side, including his wife of many years, Julie “Blake” Isenhower, as well as his parents, Ben and Mildred “Brock” Isenhower, his brothers, Benny and Dwight, and his sister, Elise Ruth Pandossi.
Throughout his life, Ike’s devotion to football as a fan and a player served as a defining characteristic. While attending Dalton High School, he was an integral part of the squad that won the 1967 State Championship. His determination and talent on the field were on full display in this victory.
Ike’s love of literature surpassed even his love of sports, and he frequently retreated inside the pages of a book instead of the world around him. Hunting and fishing gave him a chance to get in touch with nature and its beauty, which he found quite relaxing. Everyone who knew him appreciated him more for his passions.
Blake Edwards of Calhoun; Kelly Isenhower of Chatsworth; Ashleigh Ellis and Jason Summer of LaFayette, Georgia; brother Cecil Leon “Rabbit” Isenhower of Chatsworth; sisters Georgia Huggins and Alma Jean Brown will always remember Adlai Stevenson Isenhower fondly. His grandchildren Carson Edwards, Ronald Clayton, and Julie Clayton are another loving legacy he leaves behind.
Later, friends and family will be able to gather to remember and pay tribute to Mr. Adlai Stevenson Isenhower at a memorial service. Dalton Funeral Home, situated at 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton, Georgia 30721, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please call 706-529-5371 with any questions or to express your condolences.
We celebrate the life of a man who influenced us via his enthusiasm for sports, literature, and the outdoors as we say goodbye to Ike. He will be sorely missed, but his legacy will keep his memory alive in our thoughts. The football grounds are limitless, the books are always available, and the water is always plentiful; may he rest in peace, together with his beloved Julie.