Jack P. Sisco, 80, former Baylor great and resident of Corsicana, passed away June 27, 2012, as a result of a long time battle with cancer. The celebration of Jack’s life will be held 1:00pm Monday, July 2, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday evening between 6:00pm and 8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Jack was born on December 30, 1931 in Denton, TX, the son of Robert Dickey “Jack” Sisco and Sue Louise Parker-Sisco. He was a graduate and Hall of Fame Inductee of both Weatherford High School and Baylor University. Jack was a collegiate football All-American and All-Southwest Conference center for Baylor University and played in the 1952 Orange Bowl Classic.
He received his Masters Degree at North Texas State University. He married Sylvia Leatrice Burton in the fall of 1953.
He proudly served as an Air Force Captain during the Korean War before beginning a 33 year career with the Dallas I.S.D. as a teacher and school principal at several elementary schools in the East Dallas area.
He was well known for his big smile, jovial laugh, telling stories and more than anything, he enjoyed time at his summer home in Creede, Colorado, where he had spent his summers since childhood. He made many lifetime friends wherever he went. He had a heart for people and was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and he will be greatly missed.He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lea Sisco; son, Jeff Lee Sisco of Seattle, WA, daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ann and Rich Maler of Chatfield, TX; grandson, Jeff Lee Sisco, Jr., Timothy Dale Morris, Eric Wayne Maler, Luke Daniel Maler and Jack Parker Maler; granddaughters, Sarah Alline Sisco, Jaclyn Sue Wilhelm, Emilee Nicole Sisco, and Gabrielle Juliette Sisco; great grandchildren, Haley Grace Sisco, Mason Parker Sisco and Riley Mae Wilhelm and several nieces and nephews.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to: Summit Ministries, 928 Osage Ave., Box 207, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 or The Salvation Army