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Thomas Richard Bisset
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Thomas Richard Bisset

Thomas Richard “Dick” Bisset, age 91, of Arlington, Virginia, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Dick was born on January 26, 1927 in Washington, DC to Peter Bisset and Ellen (Tongue) Bisset. He grew up in the Washington, DC area, attending St. Albans School and graduating from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1944. At 17, he joined the US Navy and served in the Fire Control Division on the USS Nevada in the Pacific arena of World War II. After the war, he attended Bliss Electrical School in Takoma Park, Maryland, and began his 45-year career with PEPCO.

On July 4, 1946, he met Anne Elise Fox of Arlington, Virginia, and on February 2, 1947, they wed at the First Baptist Church of Clarendon. Dick served as a deacon in the church and also was a longtime member of Columbia Lodge #285, Arlington, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Pete. Dick is survived by his wife Anne; their daughter Selena Suzanne Marie Bisset Carpenter Fox and her husband Dennis Carpenter; daughter Sandra Lee Bisset and her husband Harvey; and daughter Brenda Jane Bisset. Additionally, he is survived by five grandchildren (Richard, Melanie, Lisa, Jennifer, and Jason), five great-grandchildren (Adrian, Elizabeth, Sadie, Rebecca, and Julia), his sister Nina (Bisset) Namoski, and also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

A funeral will be held on Friday, March 9 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Vienna, Virginia. A visitation will begin at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall, with light refreshments served. The funeral service will follow immediately in the Sanctuary at 11:30am. The service will be followed by burial at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington. Arrangements by Money & King Funeral Home, Vienna. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dick Bisset may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.

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Funeral Reception




10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wesley Methodist Church

711 Spring St, SE
Vienna, VA 22180

The reception will take place in the Fellowship Hall prior to the Funeral Service





11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church

711 Spring Street
Vienna, VA 22180

Cemetery Details


Columbia Gardens Cemetery

3411 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201


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