James G. “Jimmy” Sisk
Aug. 22, 1928 to Feb. 24, 2018
James G. “Jimmy” Sisk, 90, of the Table Rock Community, died Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born on August 22, 1928, in New York, he was a son of the late Mason Gilbert Sisk and Janet Williams Sisk.
After retiring from banking in New York, Jimmy returned to his beloved Table Rock. Jimmy was a New York Giants fan and enjoyed sports, collecting arrowheads, and listening to Big Band music. Jimmy was a kind soul with a soft spot in his heart for children and animals, especially dogs.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Sisk was preceded in death by his first wife, Kiki Harris Sisk; second wife, Linda Hornor Sisk; brother, Jerry Sisk and nephew Jerry Sisk, Jr..
Mr. Sisk is survived by his niece, Melanie Sisk Fitzgerald and husband, Michael of Kentucky; step-children, Mark Walters and wife, Jane of Durham, and Debbie Lissenden and husband, Jay of State College Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jenny, Allison, Brett and wife, Kate, Lauren, and Jessie; and great-granddaughters, Charli and Lucy. Also surviving are cousins, Kenneth Kayga and wife, Beatrice, Tori Townsend and husband, Richard, Connie Barrier and husband, Eric, and Sammy Kayga and wife, Laura; caregiver and neighbor, Lisa Wise; and his canine companion, “Jangles”.
The family will receive friends, from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 3:15 p.m. at Mountain Grove United Methodist Church on Fish Hatchery Road.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690 or Burke County Friends for Animals, PO Box 1884, Morganton, NC 28680.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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