Boyd Isom

Boyd Isom, 83, of Apache, Okla. died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Boyd Herman Isom was born April 29, 1936 in Allen to Bennie and Anna (Rodebough) Isom. He was raised in Allen and graduated from Allen High School. He was a farmer in Allen for many years. He married Laveta Smallwood on May 4, 1957 in Lawton, Okla. They lived in Allen, before coming back to Oklahoma. Together, they ran several cafes, including Ralph’s Resort, Fletcher Café and Ozark Trail. They operated the Farmer’s Roost and Village Inn in Apache before he retired. 

Survivors include his two sons, Bill and Rita Isom of Apache, Okla. and Alan and Robin Isom of Elgin, Okla.; one daughter, Janet Lea Henderson of Apache, Okla.; 12 grandchildren: Josh Isom, Kandice Williams, Toby Isom, Crystal Edwards, Charity Helms, Jospehine Burgess, Sharon Isom, Anna Isom, Obie Clements, Dusty Clements, Shane Henderson and Nicole Henderson; 16 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Charles and Theresa Smallwood of Concord, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Grace Myers of Medicine Park, Okla. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, LaVeta Doris Smallwood Isom; father, Bennie Jay Isom; mother, Anna Radebough Isom; brothers, Darrell Isom, Zane Isom and Gene Isom;  sister, Beverly Isom; father-in-law, Charlie Smallwood; mother-in-law, Ludie Austin Smallwood; brothers-in-law, Floyd Smallwood, Clyde Smallwood, Willis Smallwood and Charles E. Myers (who was also his best friend); sister-in-law, Betty Smallwood.

Boyd’s online guestbook can be signed and condolences sent by visiting:


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