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Lester Virgle Hissom


1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Lester Virgle Hissom Obituary
Lester Virgle Hissom
age 79, of Canton, passed away Sept. 9, 2017. He was born Dec. 19, 1937 in Newell, W.Va., son to the late Okey and Eliza (Steed) Hissom. Lester proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He retired from the Weirton Steel Company following 32 years of service. Former member of Pennsylvania Ave. UMC in East Liverpool; life-time member of the USMC League and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America for 50 years where he held various leadership positions.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Bernard and Junior Hissom. Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Velma (Watson) Hissom; three children, David V. (Becky) Hissom, John V. (Maureen) Hissom, Susan E. (Jeff) Barr; grandson, Daniel V. Hissom, and sister, Shelby Jean Dalrymple. There are step granddaughters, nieces and nephews also surviving.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Arner Funeral Home in Chester, W.Va., calling hours two hours prior from 11a.m. - 1 p.m. with burial to follow in Shadow Lawn Cemetery in Newell, W.Va. LOCAL Calling hours will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. in Reed Funeral Home CANTON Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family request in his honor if able, to make a blood donation to the local blood bank.
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Published in The Repository on Sept. 12, 2017
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