J. C. Bissel, son of the late Guy and Minnie Ross Bissel, was born on May 25, 1928, in Newport, Arkansas and passed away at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on December 14, 2014, at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 19 days.
He had been a resident of Southeast Missouri all his life, living in Portageville, Sikeston and New Madrid before making his home in Parma many years ago. He had worked as a farm hand and at Noranda.
He is survived by one son, Jeff Bissel of Dexter, Missouri; one daughter, Jamie Tindle of Lilbourn, Missouri; his best friend, Carolyn J. Hillis of Parma, Missouri and one sister, Hazel Swindel of Lilbourn. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Bissel and two sisters, Ella Mae Bissel and Dora Bissel.
Friends may visit Tuesday, December 16, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Missouri with the Rev. Frank Townsend of Parma, Missouri officiating.
Interment with be in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.