James B. “Jim” Cissom, 70, a lifelong resident of Cleveland passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, in a local hospital.
He was born June 17, 1942, to the late John William “Bill” and Annis Farmer Cissom.
He was an International Union Representative of AFSCME. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a graduate of Bradley Central High School, class of 1960.
He was a member of Community Hall Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John R. Cissom; sisters, Billie Forgey, Melva Rogers and Nancy Kibler.
Survivors include his wife Jeannie Gregg Cissom; children, Rev. James A. “Tony” Cissom, Malonna Morgan and Valerie Stephenson and husband Jeffery; six grandchildren: Justin Cissom, Whitney Stephenson, Jacob Stephenson, Destiny Morgan, Allie Morgan and Maylea Morgan; brother, Jerry Cissom; special sister-in-law, Jimmie D. Cissom all of Cleveland; sister, Betty Cartwright and husband N.C. of Georgetown; aunt, Inez Higgins; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 30, 2012, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. James A. “Tony” Cissom and the Rev. Guinn Green officiating. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. Bobby Cissom, Roger Cissom, Brandon Cissom, Sam Myers, Charles Gregg and Jon Lee will serve as pallbearers.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to: Community Hall Church, c/o Lynn Burns, 3908 Woodcrest Ave. NW, Cleveland, TN 37312
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cissom family guestbook at www.fikefh.com.