Donald Urban Wissman

Born: Sat., Sep. 30, 1944
Died: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

Reception Following Service

Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 04, 2017
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

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Donald Urban Wissman

Donald Urban Wissman, age 72, of Greensboro, GA, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Born September 30, 1944 in Covington, KY, he was the son of the late Norbert Wissman and Frances Schmerge Wissman. Don graduated from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.  He served in the U.S Army from 1965-67 including a tour in Viet Nam.  On January 27, 1968, he married the former Susan Hehman.  For more than twenty years, he worked for Hamilton Movers, Inc. as the Information Manager retiring in 1994.  He moved from Park Hills, Kentucky to Lake Oconee in Greene County in 2002.  He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being outdoors.  Don was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  

In addition to his wife, Susan Wissman, of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by two sisters, Peggy Weber (Ken) of Greensboro, GA and Nancy Layton (Bruce) of Roseville, CA; nieces, Kerrie Clasen (Nick) of Louisville, KY, Jennifer Wurst (Russ) of Sagamore Hills, OH, Becky Welch (Scotty) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Melissa Kelley (Blake) of Folsom, CA; nephews, Nicholas Layton of Roseville, CA, Derek Ryan (Karen) Sterling, VA, Mark Ryan (Janet) Richmond, VA, Nathan Ryan (Rachael Sussman) Lewisburg, PA; a number of great nieces and nephews; sisters-in law, Barbara Hehman and Sally Ryan; other relatives and many friends.  He is also survived by his beloved dog and companion, Otis Lee, TDiT (therapy dog in training).

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642, with Rev. Young Nguyen officiating.  There will be a reception at the church following the service. The Knights of Columbus will serve as honor guard. A burial service will be held at 3:00 PM at Honey Creek Woodlands, Conyers, GA.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Don's memory to the Knights of Columbus, c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.



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Michael & Debbie Quinn & Family
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017

So sorry for your loss know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I am sure Don has a great place in heaven after service our country at such a difficult time.

Debbie and Michael

Bob Sears
   Posted Fri February 03, 2017
To the Wissman family and friends,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. The Bible hope of a resurrection with such scriptures such as Rev. 21:3-4, John 5:28-29 and Job 14:13-14 can bring much comfort as they have me.

Daniel & Patty Ryan Grimes
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Don's passing. He was surely one of the nicest person that Danny and I have known. After reading his obituary in the paper, we started to tell stories that we both remembered about such an extraordinary guy. We will keep all of you in our prayers during this trying time.

Rose Greis Kleier
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
Sue, Peggy, Sally and family, I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Please know you are in my prayers.

Jane May
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
Oh, Susan, sincere condolences on the loss of "The Donald." It will be difficult for you after the many years you were together. I'm keeping you both in my thoughts and in my heart. The picture you posted of Don was great - he looked genuinely happy.
Love and sympathy,
Jane May

Julie Menke
   Posted Sat February 04, 2017
Dear Susan & Family: I am so saddened to hear of Don's passing. My prayer for you this day is that you are surrounded with friends and family from which to draw strength and encouragement. As strong as you are, having Don's presence made you one together. I pray that your journey takes you deeper into God's presence and peace. I appreciate you my friend. With love, Julie Menke