Lonnie James Kissner, 96, of Lake Gaston, N.C., passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was the son of the late Thomas Henry and Berta Benton Kissner. Mr. Kissner was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II in the Paratrooper Division, and was a member of the Lake Gaston Baptist Church in Littleton, N.C.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Millicent Young Kissner; sons, David Young Kissner, William Alan Kissner and wife, Pamela, and Donald Wayne Kissner; grandchildren, David Young Kissner II and wife, Tina, Kevin Alan Kissner, and William Nathan Kissner and wife, Erin; grandgodson, Thomas Benjamin Hunziger and wife, Aljona; great-grandchildren, Luke John Kissner, Jared Young Kissner, Jillian Sue Kissner, Jessa Dawn Ackerman, Peyton Alan Kissner and Leighanna Gayle Kissner.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the Petersburg Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3935 S. Crater Road with the Rev. Todd Stout officiating. Entombment to follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Gaston Baptist Church Mission fund, or the Mission fund at your own church in memory of Lonnie J. Kissner. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
3935 S. Crater Road  Petersburg, VA 23805
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Mar. 25, 2014