Donald Urban Wissman

September 30, 1944 ~ February 1, 2017 (age 72)

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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