John Robert Bissey

Jan 10th, 1951 - Oct 23rd, 2019


The Family Farm

Sat, May. 23rd, 2020 1:00 PM

John Robert Bissey

John Robert Bissey, age 68 of Herrin died on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.

John was born in Clay City, Illinois on January 10, 1951, the son of Kenneth Earl and Ada Bell (Patterson) Bissey.  He married Connie Absher on March 31, 1973 at the 1st Baptist Church in Energy, Illinois and she survives.

John worked as a postal carrier for Carbondale, Illinois.

Survivors include:

Wife- Connie Bissey of Herrin, Illinois

Son- Justin Bissey of Herrin, Illinois

Daughter- Sara Wenzel of Schiller Park, Illinois

Five grandchildren-

            Leah Bissey of Carterville, Illinois

            Lila Wenzel of Schiller Park, Illinois

            Justin Keith Bissey II of Granite City, Illinois

            Bennett Madej of Schiller Park, Illinois

            Drew Madej of Schiller Park, Illinois

Mother- Ada Bell Bissey

Sister- Janet and Ron Leist of Olney, Illinois

Brother- Norman and Dena Bissey of Olney, Illinois

Several nieces and nephews

The memorial service will be held at the family farm at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 23, 2020 where military rites will also be presented.  Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Norman Bissey

    From: Olney, Illinois

    Date: October 24, 2019

    A wonderful brother and friend. He will be greatly missed!

  • Guest: Ronda Fleming

    From: Evansville, Indiana

    Date: October 24, 2019

    Great memories of fun times with Uncle John! I cant remember a time when with him that laughter wasn’t involved! I will miss him!

  • Guest: Jennifer Morgan

    From: Hurst, Illinois

    Date: October 24, 2019

    So sorry for you loss. Will be keeping the family in my prayers

  • Guest: Mickey Williams

    From: Carterville , Illinois

    Date: October 24, 2019

    John was a great friend to work with for many years. He made all our time at the post office much more bearable. Connie, you and your family have our deepest sympathies and are in our thoughts and prayers. I sure will miss John!!

  • Guest: Kenny Workman

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: October 25, 2019

    Not just an Uncle but a great friend to talk with. Gonna miss his visits.

  • Guest: Ashly Abell

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: October 27, 2019

    I will always remember the riddles and jokes John told while at work. He was always a pleasure to work with, and will be greatly missed.


    From: MARION, Illinois

    Date: October 28, 2019


  • Guest: Janet Leist

    From: Olney, Illinois

    Date: October 30, 2019

    I was blessed with two wonderful brothers who became my best friends. Miss you, John