Charles Vern Isaacs, Sr departed this life surrounded by family on Jan. 18, 2018, at his daughter’s home in Nevada at the age of 86.
Born the oldest of six to Charles Chester Isaacs and Florence Helen Harter Isaacs in Unadilla, Nebraska on Nov. 9, 1932.  
Charles grew up in Nebraska and enjoyed working on farms in Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
He was known by many as “Oates”.
In 1952 he married Dixie Lee Heath, the love of his life, and later moved to California where he would begin a nearly 40 year career as a diesel mechanic, welder, and truck boss with Transit Mixed Concrete Co.
Upon retirement, he and Dixie moved to Sand Springs, Okla., where he resided until his move to Carson City, Nevada, in 2017.
Family called him Vernie, coworkers and neighbors called him Charlie.
He never met a stranger and would never hesitate to offer his services to a friend in need.
Animals held a soft spot in his heart and he dearly enjoyed barbecuing his famous “Oregon Burgers” while sharing his stories and adventures. He loved the spotlight of attention.
He was very creative and was featured in the Tulsa World paper for his unique tractors that he created for all to ride the trails he made on his property.
The tractors were distinctly painted: a  Tijuana Taxi, Highway P-trol, an Army Jeep, an ambulance & trailer for the wounded, and a functioning tow tractor.
He even created a motorized airplane ride that circled over a section of the riding course.
There was a general store & gas station, the “Isaacs Destruction Company” for repairs, and a pond with a rowboat & fish for the leisurely.
Silly signs, handmade windchimes, and birdhouses adorned the Isaacs home.
He entertained the masses and Dixie fed them all. Gardens were planted to feed the wildlife. They loved Oklahoma and Oklahoma loved them.
Charles was preceded in death by this wife Dixie, baby daughter Cindy Lou Isaacs, son in law Dwight Heslep, grandson Joshua Heslep, son in law Dale Bottorff, and his parents Chester and Florence Isaacs.
He is survived by his siblings: Alma Pierson, Dale Isaacs, Edra Dixon, Eileen Isaacs, all of Nebraska and Joy Dean Isaacs of Oregon. He is also survived by what he lovingly referred to as his “beautiful mess”, his children: Colleen Bottorff (CA) Shelly Heslep (CA) Charles Isaacs, Jr. (MO), Steve and Cherrel Isaacs (OK) Victor and Nicole Gay (CA), 24 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.
 Services will be held to honor him on July 7th, 2018 in Mills Park Carson City, Nevada, with a family style barbeque of his famous “Oregon Burgers” and gathering of stories and love for him.