Roy Fissell, 61, dies

from the USTA Communications Department

Columbus, OH — Roy D. Fissell, 61, of Mount Gilead, Ohio, died Oct. 4, 2018, at Wexner Ohio State Medical Center.

He was born on April 14, 1957, to the late Richard Fissell and Helen (High) McQueen.

Mr. Fissell was a Standardbred trainer/driver and the owner of Roy Fissell Stables his whole life. He was a member of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association. Training and racing horses was his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Alexander (John Downing); grandchildren, Chelsi Votaw, Autin Alexander and Joel Alexander; great-granddaughter, Arianna Hunsucker; sister, Joy Stewart; nieces and nephews and their families, Jaime (Debbie) Morgan, Stephanie Morgan, Michael Stewart and Crystal Stewart; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Marvin McQueen; and brother, Herb Morgan.

Arrangements are pending with Gompf Funeral Home.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Gompf Funeral Home, 440 Center St., Cardington, OH 43315, to help assist the family with funeral expenses.

Those wishing to share a memory or to express a condolence to the Fissell family may do so by visiting

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