Israel Jacob Cody II

May 2, 1947 ~ June 11, 2019

Born in: St Johns County , FL
Resided in: Mountain City , TN

Israel Jacob Cody II, age 72, of Mountain City, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee.

Israel was born May 2, 1947 to Israel Jacob Cody and Ruth Mae Wroten Cody in St Johns County, Florida.

Israel served in the Marines and he was a Vietnam veteran. He served in several countries and he was very proud of his service. Israel marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr during the Civil Rights Movement. He worked in several states before moving to Lawrenceberg, Kentucky and opened a custom car audio and detail business that he ran for the next 20 years. Israel was a determined and honorable man that took much pride in the things he did. He had a great love for his children and the Lord, and a profound love for music.

Israel was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Cody James.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Quante Cody; children, Katheryna (Donavan) Daniel, Angelique (Brandon) Morales, Tatiana (Antoinette) Cody, Diane (George) Roxann, Trice (LaRick) Cody, Justin (Samantha) Cody, Ceryna (Autumn) Cody, Rene Cody Wyatt, and Chase (Nikki) Simpson; sisters, Jacqueline (Tierney) Gray Shellmier and Sharon Blum; brother, Charles Cody; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

The family of Israel will receive friends from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, June 17, 2019 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City, Tennessee (2001 E Oakland Ave). A funeral service will follow at 12:00 pm at the funeral home, with Chaplain Kevin Holmes officiating. The committal service will be at 1:45 pm at Mountain Home National Cemetery. Meet at the cemetery gates at 1:30 pm to go in procession.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Horses for Heroes, a program that helps veterans struggling with PTSD.


Visitation: June 17, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521

Room: Dogwood

Funeral Service: June 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521

Room: Dogwood

Graveside Service: June 17, 2019 1:45 pm

Mountain Home National Cemetery
53 Memorial Dr.
Mountain Home, TN 37684

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Israel Jacob Cody's name.

Horses For Heroes

P.O. Box 35
Manhattan , MT

Memories Timeline


  1. Beverly James Wright says:

    Rest in paradise uncle Jr.

  2. Ceryna Rogers says:

    Fly high daddy, I will always keep you in my heart.

  3. Angelique Cody says:

    I love you. I am so blessed to have had you as my dad. The first 30 years you carried me, it’s my turn to carry you. I can almost feel you giving me the “side eye” right now. I know you no longer need help, you don’t need me to protect you or defend you. I know you needed it less than you said, but you were teaching me to be the best version of me. I miss you. Rest well daddy, I can’t wait to see you again; but I will.

  4. Jacquelyn Shellmire says:

    You’ll always be in my Heart brother.

  5. Katheryna Daniel says:

    I will miss you forever, daddy. I know you will be watching Karina grow up from heaven, but I sure wish you were here with us to see her. I love you so much. Thank you for being everything I ever needed and then some. I show baby girl your pictures everyday. She won’t forget you. Rest in eternal peace.

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