Joseph Birtram Cissell, Jr.

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Memorial Service
West Helena Baptist Church
702 Plaza
West Helena, AR  72390
Saturday, April 23, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Joseph Birtram Cissell, Jr.

of Lexa, AR

February 24, 1956 - April 13, 2022

Joseph Birtram Cissell Jr, was born February 24,1956 at the U.S Air Force Army Base Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky at 6:55pm. Joe left his earthly vessel on April 13, 2022, at 6:02 a.m. in Southaven, MS surrounded by his children and brother Jonathan.

Joe leaves behind, Pat Cissell, and his 4 children; Rhonda Jo Rone of Gravette, Arkansas, Joni Marie Pollock of Nashville, Tennessee, Joseph (Grace) Cissell of Helena, Arkansas and Joe Tyler of Lexa, Arkansas. He also leaves 6 grandchildren; Jerry Lynn (Kayla) Smith of Arkansas, Christopher Adams and Tripp Burkett of Tennessee, Savanna Joann Rone of Arkansas, Jacie Nicole and Emilie Grace Cissell of Arkansas. Two great-grandchildren, Caitlynn and Bane Smith of Arkansas.

His Mother Lou Olivares. And was proceeded in death by his father/mentor Louis Olivares. He also leaves behind his siblings Denice (Mike) VonKanel, Deberah (Jim) Ward, Tim (Charlotte) Cissell and Jonathan Olivares.

As well as his extended family Joe (Sharon) Cissell, his siblings, Brian (Bridget) Cissell, Benny (Olivia) Cissell, Belinda (Nicholas) Hartsell, Brandon (Kayla) Cissell, Bonitta Milligan, Joanne Hulen and Dan Henry Riggs. He was proceeded in death by his brother James Ronald Cissell. Joe also left behind many many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and God-Children who he loved and thought the world of.

Joe was employed and retired from Hoffinger Industries/Doughboy after 26+ years. After his retirement, Joe continued to do what he loved doing his entire life; fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and his loving companions Haley, Baby Girl and Cujo, his special dog friends that went everywhere with him. He spent most of his time fishing daily, sometimes alone or with his best buddy C.J. He loved taking his dogs on the beautiful curvy drive down to Storm Creek, even if he wasn't fishing. He loved his 4 children the most, but arguably Haley one of his pups, ranked first amongst them all.

Joe was a good-hearted man and would do anything for anyone, and would literally give the shirt off of his back to someone in need, especially his best friend and neighbor Albert. He and Albert shared much more than the same street name for the last 13 years; they shared many memories, front porch laughter, jokes and pranks. Apparently, Haley liked to potty in Alberts yard, but Albert never minded, because he would just shovel it back over to Joes yard and laughed about it. They watched each other's home and their backs. They were much more than neighbors, they were family. Joe loved his best buddy Skeet. He would be excited when Skeet was in town from working on the tow boat, they would do a little work together and laugh. Skeet says from the heart, Joe was the ONLY true friend he's ever had.

Let's talk Coffee! Because that's what Joe conversed over every weekday morning; coffee talk at Lacey's with his friends. A cup or two or even three if the conversation was good. He drank so much coffee, He considered it part of his daily grind. (hahaha)

Joe volunteered 8+ years for the King Biscuit Blues Festival and the Delta Roots Festival since it began in 2019. He also volunteered as a boys baseball coach for many years in Marvell Arkansas as well as at J.R. House in West Helena, AR, where he taught and mentored young men while making a lifetime memories with so many. He also was a Boy Scouts of America Troop Leader for a short time as well. Joe had many talents, WAY beyond his camouflage interior decorating design skills, which could be observed throughout his uniquely designed home; he made beautiful custom knives and recently started a new artistry in creating jewelry. Joe took fashion cues from no one. His signature every day look was of his own; a split between Mossy Oak, Drake and Realtree, with an occasional bandana or cool hat.

He was truly one of a kind, loved by many and will be truly missed in unimaginable ways, including his jokes, of all kinds, from simple to scandalous.

And he would want his kids to know he was "SOOOO GRATEFUL" to have them around. (inside joke between children and dad)

A memorial service for Mr. Joseph Cissell, Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022 at West Helena Baptist Church in West Helena, Arkansas.

Services are directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571, Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.

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43 Condolence(s)
Stacie T
Lexa, AR
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Joe was an amazing person and friend. It’s just not the same to not have him wave as he would pass by the house or stop just to ask Bug how school was going. You were Bugs “my Mr. Joe” and I know he will never forget you letting him “help” work on stuff. Joe you always knew how to make someone laugh and you gave the best hugs. To all the family I am so sorry for your loss.

Janice Sylvester
W Helena, AR
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Saturday, April 23, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He was loved by so many.

Winter Sorenson
LEXA, AR
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Saturday, April 23, 2022

It's been a blessing to have someone who made life so much better for many, a part of my life as well. All our love and sympathy as you mourn through this easter season! God Belss yall!

Mickie Cox
Marvell, AR
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Friday, April 22, 2022

Joe was one of a kind and will be missed by everyone who knew him and had the pleasure of being his friend. Joe always had a smile, silly joke, and hug (he knew just when you needed one) Thank you Joe for being a good friend, who gave good advise. Fly high and I hope the bream are biting ;)

Brandy blaine
West helena, AR
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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Missing you and those times my son and I got to spend with you and the family, fun times and holidays will not ever be the same.

James skeet gschwend
West Helena, AR
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

You will never be forgotten u was not only my best friend but like a father to me I hope the angels above love u like I did I will think bout u everyday rip joe..

Randy Howard
Poplar Grove, AR
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

R. I. P. Joe.. many good memories from our time at work and the times away from work...never a dull moment... fly high buddy... your friend High Pockets

Albert Norton Jr.
Lexa, AR
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Mr joe we love you and gone truly miss you....

Doris Fong Potts
Belton, TX
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God gives you the strength and comfort to get through this difficult time.

WAYNE AND NANCY CREWS
West Helena, AR
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR L0SS

YOUR FRIENDS FOREVER

WAYNE AND NANCY

Jeanie Goings
West Helena, AR
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with you all Ms Lou ,Rhonda ,Joni ,Joesph ,Gracey, Joe Tyler and rest of his family and friends during the loss of Joe He will definitely be missed by us all

Tead and Sharon Kinman
Lexa, AR
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

No words can express the sadness we feel. Joe was one of a kind and will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and Rhonda just know I’m around the corner.

Hugs and love from the Kinman’s

Kim Shortino
Spencerport, NY
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

My heart is broken for you. Lifting you and your family up in prayer. Sounds like your brother was nothing less than amazing. May he rest in paradise until you meet again. My sincere condolences.

Stevenwalker
Lexa, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

U was like sec father to me and your are the first show me how to airhead hunt and catch crawfish and all times I stayed at your house you will be miss love u jo

Thanks love steven

Tim & Donna Ward Johnson
Fayetteville, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have. Know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Pam saia
Elaine, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

So sorry for you loss, Joe was a great guy, keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, love you all.

Richard Jackson
Lubbock, TX
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

RIP my friend. I will forever appreciate your friendship and miss our poker games, the jerky and all of the good food we cooked and shared. Fly high my friend. You will be missed terribly!

Teresa Ginn
West Helena, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Prayers for everyone. Joe was always nice.

Jim Wells
Haskell, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

I was going through a hard time and almost homeless and it was Joe and my Aunt Pat who let me.stay with them for awhile. Joe was a great uncle. We fished together alot at storm creek. We had some great times. He will be missed.

Kathy smith
Rondo, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

So sorry for your loss, Joe was a good friend, he will be missed dearly

Debbie Henry
WestHelena, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

R.I.P Joe, my thoughts and prayers for all of yall

Betty Hopper
Helena, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Rest in peace. I'll miss our visits. I'll remember you always

Sherry (Moore) Jones
Harrisburg, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

My Condolences for Joe’s Family! He was a great friend and will dearly be missed! Prayers and Love for his Family! Rest In Peace Joe Cissell!!

Jimmy and Ann King
West Helena, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Rest In Peace. You will truly be missed by many.

John and Holly Sanderlin
Crumrod, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

We are very sorry for your loss..Your family will be in our prayers during this time..Joe was a great friend and we will miss him...

Lona Bryant
Poplar Grove, AR
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

So sorry to hear, keeping all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracey Coley
Biloxi, MS
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Monday, April 18, 2022

So sorry for ylls loss .Joe was a great man sending you big hugs Rhonda

Gregg Cook
Helena, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

Mr. Joe was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed our talks, whether at the boat ramp or at the biscuit. He never failed to have a good word to say. We are at a loss in the community without such a fine interesting man. My deepest condolences to his whole family.

James Wells
Searcy, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

RIP brother-n-law & friend. 🎣

Mendy Seeman
West Helena, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

He was one of a kind will be missed by many prayers for family ❤️

Mitchell & Tori Watkins
Lexa, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Joes Friends and Family during this time of Loss. It was a privilege knowing him.

Wilma Mansfield
Hattiesburg, MS
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Monday, April 18, 2022

Denice, my very dear friend, please know that you are in my prayers during this difficult time in your life! I know how much you are hurting and I wish I could bear some of that for you! I love and miss you!
Wilma

Kim Ray Layton
Pocahontas, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

My sincerest and deepest sympathies for the whole family. Joe was one of a kind...emphasis on kind. I have no doubt he will be missed by all who knew him. Love and prayers to all

Jacie and Emilie cissell
Helena, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

We love you papaw. ! We hope your fishing in the sky we miss you bunches. Till we meet again. !

Kathy Snyder
Lexa, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

So sorry for the passing of Joe. I regularly ran into him and his dogs at Lexa Post Office. I will miss him. Prayers for his family.

evonne johnson
Seffner, FL
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Monday, April 18, 2022

he was a very good friend. of mine. i really loved him has a friend. hes a very good person to be around. hes going to be surely missed. rip joe. an angel in heaven.

Billy J and Susan Amos Jr
Lexa, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

I'm going to be out of town, want be able to get to the service. You will be missed my friend. Love you, prayers for all the family and friends.

Dan and Dianne Burton
LEXA, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

To the family of Joe. Me and Dan are so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May the Lord be with each and every one of you at this difficult time. He was a good guy

Becca Meritt
Lexa, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

Joe absolutely was a good person and very helpful to me. Will certainly miss seeing his smiling face.

Jean Clark
Poplar Grove, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

So very sorry for your loss!

Jackie Sanders
Helena, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

Sorry for you loss. I got to know Joe from the rides use to make with the Dinner crew on Wednesday nights. Always a good conversationalist. I was always glad to sit by him. He was a nice guy.

Boni Newsom
Harrisburg, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

I am saddened by Joes passing. He was a good man and my dad (Terry Williams) thought a lot of him. Many many prayers for his children and family! May God be with you all!

Doris Perkins
North Little Rock, AR
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Monday, April 18, 2022

To Lou and the family;
I am so sorry for your loss. Loosing a brother or sister is hard but the hardest has to be loosing a child no matter their age. My heart goes out to all of you and prayers for the family. I’ve known most of the family for many years and have very high regards for all of you. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this hard time.

Doris Perkins