Colton Isadore Sr.

Published 6:41 pm Thursday, June 18, 2020

Colton Isadore Sr. was born on January 11, 1931, in Sorrel, LA to the late Junius Isadore and Charlotte Volter-Isadore.

He transitioned from this earthly life into eternal rest on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

He was baptized in 1956 and was a faithful member of Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Port Arthur, TX.

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He served as a deacon for many years until becoming incapacitated by illness.

Colton united in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Melba Louise Barnes, in 1952.

He joined the Army in 1953 serving on active duty through 1955.

He served in the Reserves until 1961.

He earned an Associate Degree in Business from Lamar Business College.

This year, Colton and Melba would have celebrated 68 years of marriage.

Colton worked for the City of Port Arthur for 31 years, retiring in 1991.

His career was split between the Sanitation Dept and Solid Waste.

He spent 15 years as Solid Wastes Supervisor.

Colton and Melba had a passion for fishing and gardening.

They raised their family on fresh vegetables from the garden.

He loved to fish and would have done so quite a bit more, but he could not get Melba off the bank, as she was deathly afraid of water and boats.

He loved music, dancing, and tinkering with small engines.

At one time he considered starting a business repairing fishing tackle.

He was preceded in death by his wife Melba Isadore, his parents, Junius Isadore and Charlotte Volter-Isadore, his children Tara Isadore-Gans and Gerald Wayne Isadore, his brother Easton Isadore, and sisters JoAnn Marks, Oterie Marks-Brister and Louisiana Jenkins.

Colton leaves to cherish his memories: his children Colton Isadore, Jr. (Becky) of Lake Charles, LA, Keith Isadore of Port Arthur, Sharon Isadore-Harris (Jimmy) of Jasper, TX and Tessa Isadore-Artis of Port Arthur; his grandchildren, Wallace Artis, III, Vakeisha Isadore, Audwin Harris, Amber Harris, Kendall Isadore, Kanika Isadore, Stewart Artis, Bryan Isadore, Matthew Artis, Shemika Isadore, Tyler Artis, Brandon Artis and Jonathan Artis.

He also leaves a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 501 W. Thomas Blvd., Port Arthur, TX with visitation from 10 a.m. until service time.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.