He was born April 21, 1940 in Flemingsburg, Kentucky the son of the late Curtis and Myrtle Louise (Glascock) Ishmael. He was also preceded in death by his wife – Ruby Frances (Gilvin) Ishmael in 1991 and one granddaughter – Brandi Nicole Ishmael.Mr. Ishmael is survived by four daughters – Brenda (Jerry) Day of Russellville, Ohio, Lisa (Tom) Welch of Augusta, Kentucky, Sandy Frost of Hillsboro, Ohio and Crystal (Larry) Biglow of Hillsboro, Ohio; three sons – William (Terry) Ishmael of West Union, Ohio, Randy (Monica) Ishmael of Rarden, Ohio and Craig (Brittany) Ishmael of Georgetown, Ohio; nine grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; two brothers – Albert Ishmael of Hillsboro, Kentucky and Donnie (Brenda) Ishmael of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; two sisters – Ruth Ann (Eugene) Harmon of Flemingsburg, Kentucky and Barbara (Bobby) Dailey of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; many nieces, nephews and so many friends that loved him. He also leaves behind four dear friends that are loved by the family – Bessie Henson, Cassie Ison, Hazel Welch and Estill Blake.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Jerry Boling will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Linwood Cemetery in Russellville, Ohio.