Mr. Joseph Donald “Joe” McKissack, age 65, a resident of Harriman (Midtown), Tennessee passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee. He was born January 12, 1950 in Cleveland, Tennessee. Joe was a member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church in Midtown; was a member of South Gate Masonic Lodge # 569 in Harriman, TN; and was a former member and Past Master of Paint Rock Masonic Lodge # 367 in Paint Rock, TN. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Era. Joe was a retired Document Control Manager with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Y-12 plant. He was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh McClary McKissack and Martha Elizabeth Huckabey McKissack; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill & Daisy Chitwood.
Wife of 46 years: Diana Chitwood McKissack of Midtown, TN
Daughter & Son-in-law: Jody & Lance Easter of Midway, TN
Grandchildren: Landon & Logan Easter
Sister: Betty McKissack Bodach & husband, Tom of Kingston, TN
Brothers: Carl McKissack of Harriman, TN
David McKissack & wife, Pam of Midtown, TN
Doug McKissack of Midway, TN
& Sisters-in-law: Terry Chitwood & wife, Sheila of Midtown, TN
Donna Allbaugh & husband, Stan of Midtown, TN
Debbie Ledbetter & husband, Jim of Harriman, TN
Several nephews and one niece
Special friend: Brian Sims of Charleston, SC
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Gary Lynn officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery in Harriman (Midtown), TN with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard and the U.S. Air Force.