Funeral services have been set for a former Overland Park resident who was killed in Afghanistan while serving in the Army.
Visitation for Justin Lee Sisson, 23, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Wesley Chapel at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Internment will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Sisson and another soldier, 20-year-old Robert A. Pierce of Panama, Okla., died June 3 when their unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device detonated in a suicide vehicle in Tsamkani, near the Pakistan border.
Sisson was a second lieutenant in the 101st Airborne Division and had been in Afghanistan for two months.
An Eagle Scout, Sisson graduated in 2007 from Blue Valley West High School.
He studied at Florida State University at Tallahassee on an ROTC scholarship. After taking a year off from his studies to serve with the National Guard in Iraq, he returned and graduated with a degree in history last year.
He completed Army Ranger school last fall and had preceded his unit to Afghanistan as part of an advance echelon.
He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Phyllis Sisson of Phoenix, and his brother, Ryan.