Richard Eugene "Rick" Cissell

February 12, 2019

Mr. Richard Eugene “Rick” Cissell, age 73, of Battletown, KY, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon, IN. Rick was a member of Harrison Masonic Lodge #122 F.&A.M.; and a volunteer with the Wolf Creek Fire Department.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Richard and Gladys Polston Cissell. He is survived by his very special friend, Mary Alice Smith, Battletown, KY; four daughters , Leona (Mike) Higbee, Leitchfield, KY, Missy (Mike) Hampton, Brandenburg, KY, Tammy (Walt) Kloeppel, Nashville, TN, Stacy (Lonnie) Brown, Jacksonville, FL; Mary Alice’s children, Francis T. (Tammie) Smith, Battletown, KY, Patricia D. (Robert) Gibson, Glasgow, KY; 12 grandchildren, Jeremy Allen, Tara Embry, Kirk and Cody Higbee, Tylar and Grace Matthews, Michael and Nicholas Brown, Leighann Crean, Eric Smith, and Jessica Pritchett and Joey Vibbert; 12 great grandchildren, Michaela, Rhyan and Jayden Whelan, Ella Embry, Kaelyn Higbee, Brayden Smith, Bryce and Evelyn Crean, and Sophie and Lydia Smith, Tristan and Drayden Lewellen.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Bridge officiating. Burial will follow in Parr-Frans Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1-8 PM on Thursday, and after 9:00 AM on Friday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Pulmonary Arterial hypertension Association online at

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