Ira Bizzell Jr., 78, of Forest Park passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 2004.

Mr. Bizzell was retired from Sunkist citrus company after 35 years of service. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army 503rd paratroopers, where he served during World War II in the Pacific theater.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Bizzell of Forest Park; son and his wife Ira and Sandra Bizzell III of Tyrone; daughter and her husband, Lea and Tim Adamson of McDonough; brothers, Lee Caldwell Bizzell of Cleveland, Miss., and Frank M. Bizzell of Dallas, Texas; sister, Ora Pauline Netsle of Manila, Philippines; grandchildren, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Brad Moses and Shane Adamson.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

Pope Dickson & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, Morrow Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 961-2700 or