Sanford Eugene “Gene” Isenhour, 80, of Statesville, N.C., passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Gene was born in Iredell County, N.C., on January 11, 1942, the son of the late Newman and Malinda Gantt Isenhour. He attended Statesville High School, Mitchell Community College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served his community through his church, Freemasonry, and the Shrine. Gene was self-employed as the owner and president of Clemmons Hardwoods. On August 13, 1966, he married the love of his life, Wanda Davidson Isenhour, who survives.

In addition to his wife Wanda, those left to cherish Gene’s memory include his daughters, Regina (Alan) Yount and Christie (Randy) Westbrook; his grandchildren, MacKenzie Henning, Luke Westbrook, Mark Westbrook, John Titus Westbrook, and Abigail Westbrook; and his brother, Gerald Isenhour.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Gene Isenhour will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Saturday October 8, 2022, at First ARP Church in Statesville. The Reverend Beth Davidson will officiate. The family will greet friends at the church one hour prior to the funeral from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral service at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Statesville.

Online condolences may be made to the Isenhour family at

The family would like to extend our gratitude to Accessible Home Care of Greater Charlotte and Hospice of Iredell County for their excellent support of our family.

Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider First ARP Church, 123 East Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28677, Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or the Clemmons Branch Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC, 27012.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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