PALMYRA - Victor Leon Bissell, Sr., 82, went to be with the Lord January 10, 2016. He was born October 17, 1933 in Margaretville, New York, a son of Arthur and Sylvia (ImObersteg) Bissell.
Victor served in the U. S. Air Force in Alaska and New Mexico and was discharged as a licensed electrician. He returned to his childhood home in Vermont and while serving in the Vermont legislature he met and married the former Helen Anderson. They moved to Maine in 1975, raising their three boys on the family farm, instilling the value of hard work. He was an active member of the Newport Full Gospel Church and was involved with the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International, Waterville Chapter.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by 3 sons, John and wife Cindy, Daniel, Victor, Jr. and wife Laura; and a brother Arthur of Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and a niece.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, January 16th, at the First Baptist Church of Pittsfield with the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com