Walter Isley

Walter David "Doc" Isley

Wednesday, January 17th, 1934 - Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Walter David “Doc” Isley, was born Jan. 17, 1934 in Holt, MO to Milton and Minta Isley, He was a Korean War Veteran in the U.S. Navy after he graduated from High School. He and his wife Marcia created the Dr. Vinyl Company, a very successful vinyl and leather repair service that allowed him to retire at the age of 50 so he could enjoy his days with his friends, family, the Duck Club and Sunsets. His survivors include his wife of 63 years Marcia of the home, a daughter Lisa, and two sons Christopher and Dominc, Six granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, as well as many extended family and friends. Burial was in Leavenworth Veteran’s Administration National Cemetery with Military Honors. “Doc” passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 peacefully at his home Bonner Springs, KS. at 84 years of age.
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    Monday, December 17th, 2018 |
    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    Leavenworth National VA Cemetery
    150 Muncie Road
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    A Private Graveside Service was held.

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Posted at 01:32pm
It was a pleasure to know Dave Isley (“Doc”). It was he that first gave me an employment opportunity while I was on summer break during my first year of college back in 1984. I honestly did not have a clue of what kind of gig I was getting but I truly thought it was a job working at a doctor’s office. I’m blessed to say that 35 years later, I’m still employed at that doctor’s office that I now know as DR. VINYL. For that I will always be grateful to Doc. I have a lot of great memories of him. Doc was very well respected throughout the Dr. Vinyl system and will be missed by many. He is a legend in his own way and his legacy “Dr. Vinyl” is still going strong. My deepest sympathy to Marcia and the entire family. Dave will be missed by all whose life he touched.
Buster Coppage

Tom Buckley

Posted at 06:19pm
Dave was a true visionary as founder and guiding light of Dr. Vinyl. I was fortunate enough to follow in his footsteps as CEO of the company but certainly never felt as though I had filled his shoes. I admired him more than he probably knew.

As too often happens, we lost touch after these many years, but Dr. Vinyl was a pinnacle for both Dave and myself.

One quick story: I was sitting in my office one day, probably five or more years after I had purchased the company from Dave and Marcia. I see someone walking across the parking lot on his with jet black hair. It looks like Dave Isley but certainly couldn't be! Dave was well past any jet black hair days. But sure enough, it was Dave. He had thought he would darken his hair a little and went well beyond a little. But he laughed it off as just one more life experience to share and enjoy with others.

I know he will be sorely missed by all his many friends and family. It was a privilege to know and be friends with Dave Isley.

Tom Buckley

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