Harold Hubert Gisi, son of the late Edmond Perry Gisi and Mary Iva Morrison Gisi, was born on Sept. 14, 1922, at rural Essex and departed this life in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on June 23, 2006, at the age of 83.
Mr. Gisi was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church near Essex, a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and a resident of rural Essex.
He was united in marriage to Hazel Coffey on March 1, 1944, at Piggott, Ark., and to this union two sons were born.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel Gisi of the home near Essex; by two sons, Larry Gisi and wife Carolyn of Essex and Perry Gisi of Essex; by two brothers, Charles Gisi and Wilbert Gisi, both of Essex; by three sisters, Ethel French of Oklahoma City, Okla., Stella Gisi and Jo Hice, both of Dexter; by one granddaughter, Carrie Stephens and husband, Major Owen Stephens, of the United States Air Force stationed at Avondale, Ariz.; by one great-granddaughter, Chelsea Stephens of Avondale, Ariz.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Gisi, Glennon Gisi and Eugene Gisi.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 until 8 p.m. today, Sunday, June 25, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2006, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Martin Goode officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.