Gerald Bissett

BISSETT, Gerald W. “Jerry,” age 60, of New Martinsville, WV, died Monday, October 1, 2012 at Sistersville General Hospital, Sistersville, WV.

He was born September 8, 1952 in Waynesburg, PA.

Jerry was a 1970 graduate of Hundred High school; a graduate of Fairmont State College and WVU with two master’s degrees. He was a retired Industrial Arts teacher, guidance counselor and principal with the Wetzel County Board of Education as well as a county office administrator. Jerry was a member of Moose Lodge #931 New Martinsville; Wetzel Lodge #39 A.F. & A.M.; Nemesis Shrine; Wetzel/Tyler Shrine Club and Sons of American Legion. He loved WVU and Pittsburgh Steelers football.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne L. and Margaret Church Bissett.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Shepherd Bissett; and a daughter, Ashley Bissett, both of New Martinsville.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and also on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville, with Jeremy Joy officiating.

Interment in Craig’s Chapel Cemetery, New Martinsville with Masonic Services conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to Betty’s Believers Relay for Life Team, c/o Betty Klug, 363 McEldowney Street, New Martinsville, WV 26155 or to Journey Hospice, c/o Sistersville General Hospital, 314 S. Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.

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