McKISSICK CEMETERY, SOUTHPORT ROAD, MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
McKISSICK, W. R. (William Robert Marshall), 1865 - 1932. (Son Wm. & Frances Matthews McKissack, he was county surveyor for 25 years.
McKISSICK, Ada Marshall, 1877 - 1959. (Ada Marshall Dugger)
W.R.M. McKISSICK DIES SUNDAY; WAS COUNTY SURVEYOR
Funeral services were held at two o’clock this afternoon for William Robert Marshall McKissick, aged 67, county surveyor, prominent farmer and leading Republican, who died Sunday morning at 4:35 at his home on Highland Avenue. His death was a matter of deep grief to a great host of friends all over this section, but was not unexpected, he had been critically ill since suffering a stroke of paralysis twelve days before. Born and raised in this county, Mr. McKissick had spent most of his life on his farm at Broadview, moving here only a year ago. A man of most pleasing personality and the exemplification of kindliness, he had a great number of friends in all works of life, and was one of the most beloved men of this county. He graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1886 and returned here, teaching school in this county for 15 years and long being an earnest advocate of public education. County surveyor at the time of his death, he had served in this capacity for 25 years, and no man in the county was more familiar with all sections of it, most of which he had actually surveyed. Long active in the ranks of the Republicans, but numbering his friends by the hundreds among people of all political beliefs, he had served his party in several capacities and was chairman of the county primary board at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Ada Marshall Dugger, who survives him, on January 23, 1900. He is also survived by four sons: Charles McKissick of Columbia, Seth McKissick of Burritt College, Spencer, Tenn., Dr. Alton McKissick of Knoxville, and Russell McKissick of Columbia. His sisters, Mrs. J. Hunt Dugger and Mrs. E. V. Richardson of this county, and his brothers, J. D. McKissick of Cordell, Okla., and Elder J. T. McKissick of Marfa, Texas, also survive. For years a contributor of news to the Maury Democrat and also to the Daily Herald, he took a real interest in the lives of all his friends, and was ever ready to aid anyone in distress. An intensely religious man, he had been a member of the Church of Christ for most of his life, and was an elder in the church at Broadview and long active in church affairs. A large concourse of sorrowing friends gathered at the home this afternoon for the funeral services, which were conducted by Elder F. C. Sewell and Elder W. S. Morton. Active pallbearers were F. Maynard Murphy, Dr. W. E. Black, E. P. Richardson, Smith Dugger, John T. Seagraves, Marshall Dugger, John H. Dugger and P. E. Hickman. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Broadview, Maury Undertaking Co., in charge of funeral arrangements. The Columbia Herald, Thursday, July 28, 1932.
WIDOW of MARSHALL McKISSICK DIES.
Mrs. Ada Dugger McKissick, 81, widow of Marshall McKissick, Maury County farmer, engineer and longtime county surveyor, succumbed to an illness of several weeks at her home on Highland Avenue about 8:30 a.m. today. Daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Thurman Dugger, Mrs. McKissick was born and reared near Santa Fe where she resided until 1931 when she moved to Columbia with her family. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and for many years an active member of the Highland Avenue Church of Christ, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. McKissick is survived by her sons, Charles McKissick of Columbia and J. Russell of Knoxville; her sisters, Mrs. F. F. Locke and Mrs. Polk Hickman, both of Lawrenceburg; and by her grandchildren, Houston McKissick of Manchester, Marshall McKissick of Norfolk, Va., and William, Alton, Ann and Gloria Ann McKissick, all of Knoxville. Funeral services will be conducted by Paul Matthews, former minister of the Highland Avenue Church, now of Murray, Ky., assisted by the present minister, W. J. Lemons. Burial will be in the McKissick cemetery near Southport. Pallbearers will be Byron Thurman, Webster Murphy, Charles Black, and John Garrett of Maury County and M. F. Dugger and Morris Hickman of Lawrenceburg. Oakes & Nichols in charge of arrangements. Columbia Daily Herald, Friday, May 8, 1959.
Obituaries collected and submitted by Judy B. Forgos, 28 Mar 2010
Photo & information by Wayne Austin 4/27/04.