Dad
Don Bissett
  • 78 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 9, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Plainville, Kansas, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 22, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Let the memory of Don be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Don Bissett, 78, born on August 9, 1932 and passed away on October 22, 2010. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 5th January 2016

"Hi Gpa! I sure do miss ya. Not sure if that will ever go away. Guessing it won't. How is Gma? I miss her too. Going to stay with Mom soon. For vacation. Think I'll drive by your house for ol times sake. I went thru n took like 80 pics before everyone took it apart. Lol then I found all the pics that u took of it. I realized where I got my luv of photography from. I think u gave me my 1st camera. Luv u..."

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 5th January 2016

"Hi Gpa! I sure do miss ya. Not sure if that will ever go away. Guessing it won't. How is Gma? I miss her too. Going to stay with Mom soon. For vacation. Think I'll drive by your house for ol times sake. I went thru n took like 80 pics before everyone took it apart. Lol then I found all the pics that u took of it. I realized where I got my luv of photography from. I think u gave me my 1st camera. Luv u..."

This tribute was added by Carol Silva Shaffer on 15th November 2015

"Don, I think of you often.. Vicki paid tribute to you on Veteran's Day with the picture taken of you in your National Guard uniform in 1952.. You are loved and missed by so many people.. I love the music playing with this.."

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 8th February 2015

"Hi, Dad... just wanted to say how strange it is now that you & Lois are both gone. It's like a huge chunk of our lives is just... done :'( Your house was where I'd go to 'come home', even tho I never lived there. All part of this life tho, I know... it's just really hard.

I love you so much, Dad. Take care of each other... @};-"

This tribute was added by Megan Winters on 31st January 2015

"Grandpa Don, you now have my GG with you, please take care of her up there, since I can not be there, if heaven wasn't so far away, I would take Teddy and Mazi up there to see you two, I told GG, " I don't think grandpa would like Mazi in the house" GG didn't agree, she just said " no he would just give her grief" which she was probably right. Give GG a kiss for me please, I love you both I will see you soon. <3"

This tribute was added by Melanie Rhea Stedman on 31st January 2015

"Grandpa I am so sorry I never visited here and left you a note.  You passed so quickly after Nanny and i just couldn't talk about any of it at the time.  Grandma just joined you a few days ago and I hope you are happy to have her back.  We miss you and her so much.  I love you and I hope that you look down on us and are proud of what you see."

This tribute was added by Carol Silva Shaffer on 15th June 2014

"June 15, 2014
Father's Day - the girls miss you, as do many others.
Thought of you yesterday - Flag Day was an important date in our life.. Carol"

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 9th August 2013

"*Happy Birthday, Dad!* I sure miss you... & love you, always @{;-"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 9th August 2013

"Happy birthday, Dad... I miss you so very much!  Love you always & forever... <3"

This tribute was added by Carol Silva Shaffer on 9th August 2013

"Thought of you when I awoke this morning. I know that Vicki, Shelly, Sharon, Lois and families are thinking of you, as well. Everyone loves and misses you.."

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 4th January 2013

"Payson just isn't the same without you here, Dad... I'm havin' a real hard time being here :'( I guess things'll get better... sometimes I really miss Ruidoso, tho. I lived there a really long time...

Miss you SO much... I love you @};-"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 30th December 2012

"Happy New Year Gpa Don...  Luv n miss ya so much <3"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 25th October 2012

"Dad... 2 years since I've seen you... it's not any easier!  I love & miss you so very much... Vic  <3"

This tribute was added by Sharon Jennings on 22nd October 2012

"Hey There, Little Brother........
Another year has gone by.  How many times I have wished I could pick up the phone and call you.  It would be so good to hear your voice..  I will always love you!
Your Sister - Sharon"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 10th August 2012

"Happy birthday, Dad... I love & miss you soooo much... <3"

This tribute was added by Rocky Rhea on 9th August 2012

"Happy Birthday Big Guy!!! I'll have a drink for you!"

This tribute was added by Megan Winters on 9th August 2012

"Hey Grandpa Don,
I miss you so much! Happy Birthday! I Wish I could hear your voice as you tell me what you did for your big day! Ted misses you! I love you!

If heaven wasnt so far away!!
I love you!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Jennings on 9th August 2012

"Hey there Little Brother:  Here it is your birthday again.  But you are not here for us to celebrate.  I think of you so much and miss you.
Have a happy day and know I love you.
Your little sister - Sharon"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 8th May 2012

"Gosh I miss ya. So much...  Luv u Gpa Don!"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 11th March 2012

"Dad, we did it!  Shelly's here in Payson now, too... just like we promised!  Wish you were still here to enjoy it with us... we miss you so much!  Love you... Vic  <3"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 26th December 2011

"Merry Christmas, Dad... I miss you so much!  Love you... Vic  <3"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 28th November 2011

"I miss you, Gpa...  And I miss my Mama!"

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 9th November 2011

"Vic finally got to move to Payson, so I'm next... this next spring sometime, we're thinkin'! And, like Vic said, I wish we could've done it while you were still there... it just won't be the same without you :( But, we both need to start over... so, in that way it'll be good. She's always the one that's there for me... thank you for my sister :) I love you, Dad... don't ever forget @};-"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 8th November 2011

"I finally got my transfer, Dad... just wish it could've been sooner... while you were still here.  But I know you're happy that I'm finally here... I miss you & love you so much!  <3"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 5th November 2011

"Well, Mama finally moved up there!  She's with Gma Lois just like you would've wanted...  I miss u Gpa Don...  I luv you!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Jennings on 24th October 2011

"Hey, Little Bro...........A whole year has passed without you.  Sometimes I still can't believe it!  And, I miss you so much!  All my life I had you there to
go to.  Talked to Lois this evening - she is doing good."

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 22nd October 2011

"Shelly & I are together today, Dad... just like we were a year ago on this day... but we're ok, just like you'd want us to be. We both miss you so very much... & love you even more... Vic ♥ ^j^ ♥"

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 22nd October 2011

"Vic & I are together today just like we were a year ago when we had to say goodbye to you. It was such a blessing that we were there with you when it was your time to leave here. We both miss you so much ^j^ We'll spend the day remembering you :) I love you, Dad... 'Pete' @};-"

This tribute was added by Carol Silva Shaffer on 22nd October 2011

"You are in my thoughts today with many memories.
One year now since you left this life and left a
void in the lives of many people who miss you....
Carol Jean"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 20th October 2011

"Havin a real bad nite, miss u & Nanny like crazy!!!  Not sure if it's EVER gonna get any easier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Think about u all the time, I luv u Gpa  ~<3~"

This tribute was added by Terry Center on 13th August 2011

"Thank you Don, for giving us such wonderful daughters! You have passed on to them how to be loving and caring people.  They have touched many people through you.  Thank you!"

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 10th August 2011

"Here I am a day late! I thought about you all day yesterday, tho... time goes so quickly :( Happy Birthday, Dad! I love you & miss you so much... Shelly @};-"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 9th August 2011

"Mama misses u alot... 2day was tough!  We all miss u! Luv u lotz...  ~<3~"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 9th August 2011

"Happy Bday Gpa Don!!!  I really miss ya... Been lookin at pics... I have so many!!  You're the only Gpa that I've ever really known. Nandad died when I was only 8 yrs old. Wish I could have just one more hug from ya!  Luv u lotz..."

This tribute was added by Rocky Rhea on 9th August 2011

"Happy Birthday Don! I'll have a whiskey for you. Miss ya!!!
Your Friend Rocky"

This tribute was added by Lois Bissett on 9th August 2011

"You're boss for two weeks.
Miss You!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Jennings on 9th August 2011

"Hey, Little Brother,  I just want to tell you Happy Birthday!  Now you are as old as Lois, but not for long.
I had never realized how lost I would feel without you, you were my link to our past.
I will love you always!  - Sharon"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 9th August 2011

"Happy birthday, Dad... I miss you so much... & I love you with all my heart... ^j^  V..."

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 19th June 2011

"Happy Father's Day, Dad... it's my first one without you & I'll miss our phone call today.  Your memorial was beautiful... everyone said so.  I love you & miss you so much... <3"

This tribute was added by Carol Silva Shaffer on 22nd May 2011

"Today is 7 months since you left. Vicki is preparing for your memorial June 12th. Shelly drew a beautiful picture for the cards. Many who love & miss you will be there with memories of you & their part in your life. Others will be there in spirit."

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 22nd April 2011

"Today marks 6 months since you left us, Dad... & it's not any easier.  I miss you so very much... but I feel that you are at peace & that's a good thing.  I love you... Vic"

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 13th April 2011

"Hi, Dad... just wanted to say goodnight while I was here visiting Mike's page, too. I'd like to think that you two are 'buds' in heaven now... ;) lol I finished the drawing this morning for your memorial... I hope you like it! I love & miss you... do"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 10th April 2011

"Gonna see Gma Lois on Wednesday... Wish you were there, maybe you will be :) Luv u  ~<3~"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 10th March 2011

"Sometimes I wonder when I'll see u again. Funny, I used 2 wonder that same exact thing when u were still here... I kick myself all the time for not makin that simple lil drive... :( If only I'd have known... Luv & miss u lotz...  ~<3~"

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 5th March 2011

"Hi, Dad... I knew I'd miss you when you were gone, but I had no idea just how much!  I'm planning your memorial gathering... I hope you'll approve of the things I have planned.  I love & miss you more than I can say... <3"

This tribute was added by Carol Silva Shaffer on 25th February 2011

"Am going down memory lane today as I'm sorting through cards for various occasions, including some from our time together many years ago. I go from smiles to tears! It's still hard to believe you are gone.... Carol Jean"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 13th February 2011

"Goodnite Gpa, Luv u.."

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 22nd January 2011

"3 months ago today we lost a legend, heaven gained an angel... miss u so much!!!"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 13th January 2011

"It's not the same, never will be... I miss u... I love u..."

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 1st January 2011

"Happy New Year Gpa Don!!!  I miss u...  I love u..."

This tribute was added by Carol Silva Shaffer on 31st December 2010

"Our relationship was stormy from beginning to end, but you were a huge part of my life. I'm thankful for the family we created. I'm glad you had Lois in your life for the past 39 years. You were always very talented and a friend to many. You have left a big void in so many lives. You are loved and missed very much....Carol Jean"

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 30th December 2010

"Gpa, Mama misses you so much... & so do I!!!  I love you..."

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 24th December 2010

"Merry Christmas Papa Don... I miss you so much!!!  I love you...  <3"

This tribute was added by Megan Winters on 17th December 2010

"Hi Grandpa, Reality is such a pain, I miss you so much so does Teddy... I know your not a fan of tattoo's but my angel wings have a part of you in them...you teddy and GG.. I know I havn't started school yet but I will I promise you that, I promise Ill make you proud, just when the times right... I miss you so much and I love you even more.

<3 Megan and Teddy"

This tribute was added by Rocky Rhea on 16th December 2010

"Don,I miss ya BIG GUY!!!
Rock"

This tribute was added by Sharon Jennings on 15th December 2010

"Well, Little Brother, I am so sorry you are gone.  I guess you are as close as my memories of you, but it just happened so fast! Already there are so many things I want to tell you.  Christmas sure isn't going to be the same without you.  I love you and always will!  Your Little Sister, Sharon."

This tribute was added by Heather Rhea on 15th December 2010

"Gpa Don, I miss you so much!!  I owe you for who I am today... I will miss your stories, I will miss your laugh, I will miss your smile... I will forever miss my Papa Don..."

This tribute was added by Vicki Rhea on 15th December 2010

"Dad... I miss you every day.  I still can't believe you're gone... but then I remind myself that you're only as far away as my heart.  :)  I'm so very proud to be your daughter & of being so much like you... I know I can look in the mirror & see your nose! :)  I love you with all my heart & I'm so glad that Shelly & I were at your side when you needed us the most... ^j^  Vic @};-"

This tribute was added by Shelly Bissett on 15th December 2010

"Dad, I miss you SO MUCH... I keep expecting you to call every weekend like you always did :( My life won't be the same without you... but, I have my life & am a better person for knowing you & having the honor of being your daughter.

I love & miss you more than you'll ever know... @};-
'Pete'"


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