After an unexpected illness, Joe Sissom, 78, died May 21, 2010. A Texas native and Irving resident, Joe was a 1953 graduate of Southwestern University. In 1956, after three years in the Navy, he married Jeanine Williams Sissom, his wife of 53 years. In recent months, he wrote columns for the Dallas Morning News‘ Community Voices. His wife, Jeanine, and their children and spouses, Marc and wife Debbie, Brynne, and Bert and wife Judi, and three granddaughters, Courtney, Lauren and Helen, survive him. Memorial services: Thurs., May 27, at 10:30 Plymouth Park United Methodist Church, Irving; interment Fri., May 28, at 10:30 at DFW Nat’l Cemetery.