Leo Wesley Kissner

Leo Wesley Kissner

May 30, 1935 – May 24, 2021


Leo Wesley Kissner age 85, of Rossville, Georgia went home to be with The Lord Monday – May 24, 2021. He was born in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Wesley Drain and Bertha Jane Wilson Kissner. He had previously resided in Corinth, Mississippi and Selmer, Tennessee before moving to Rossville in 1964. He was the third generation of construction workers in his family and he was a paving contractor. His family owns and operates Kissner Paving Company. Leo enjoyed working hard from an early age and did so as long as he could. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing and drawing, which he was very good at. He was a member of East Ridge United Pentecostal Church. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister: Martha Harrison and step-brother: Johnny Austin. He is survived by his wife of sixty years: Doris Genne Harmon Kissner of Rossville, GA, their children: Wesley Kissner of Rossville, GA, Angie (Donny) Land of Ringgold, GA, Michael (Wendy) Kissner, Clay (Lynn) Kissner all of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, Gina (Chris) Newsom of Rossville, GA, siblings: Willie (Elaine) Kissner, Sr., of Rossville, GA, Autry (Sherman) Gray of Spiro, OK, Judy (Jimmy) Stanley of Shepherdsville, KY, Eddie Austin of Jasper, AL, Jimmy Austin of Rossville, GA, grandchildren: Michael (Shaylee) Kissner, Jr., Spencer Kissner, Maria Kissner, Morgan Kissner, Leo Kissner, Dylan Land, Christopher Newsom, Calynn Kissner, Dallas Newsom, Cash Newsom, great-grandchildren: Addy, Ava, Annslee and Harrison Kissner, several  nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Friday after 10:00 am prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm – Friday May 28, 2021 in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel with Pastor Terry Arnold, Terry Harmon and Tommy Harmon. Burial will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park – Rossville, Georgia. Online guest book at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.   Arrangements by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

1 Comment

  • David Mahan Posted May 26, 2021 2:08 PM

    So sorry to hear of Leo’s passing, I’ve known he his family for such a long time. Brothers, children, many years ago meet his sisters, brother-in-laws , darn , he was one of the older and longest length members of our community , I know that he will be missed by a ton of people,
    Godspeed to all his family,Doris and the kids . Willie , Jimmy and so many

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