James “Jim” Edward Wissman, 77, of Valley, AL died at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, AL on Thursday, June 09, 2022.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 PM (EST) on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Lakeview Memory Gardens, Phenix City, AL with Rev. Ralph Henderson officiating according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30PM (EST) on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Jim was born April 18, 1945 in Columbus, GA son of the late Edward Henry Wissmann and Evelyn Jackson Wissmann Franklin. He worked for a major insurance company for many years where he rose to District Manager. Mr. Jim was a giving person, who enjoyed sharing his grilling talent with family, friends and the New Birth Church Ministry. As an avid Auburn Fan, he often hosted game day fun where he showcased his grilling skills, delicious brunswick stew and sometimes his karaoke skills. He was also an accomplished athlete playing football in his younger days, and later enjoying golf, fishing and watching sports of all kinds. He has left us far sooner than we wanted to let him go, but we know he is no longer struggling and that gives us peace in our hearts. We miss you and love you “Big Jim”.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Fitzwater Wissman, Valley, AL; two children, Tara Longshore (Scott) and Eddie Peltier; three stepchildren, Michael Shane Turner (Jill), Joanette “Joni” Wright and Matthew Bryon Turner (Ashley); one sister, Linda Bryan (Woody); two nephews, Chris and Matt Bryan; mother-in-law, Joan Fitzwater; numerous other family members and friends.
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