David Eugene Sisson
February 23, 1944 – February 21, 2018
David Eugene Sisson, 73, passed from this life February 21, 2018. He was born February 23, 1944, in Frederick, Oklahoma to Thomas “Pete” and Dora “Tine” (Keith) Sisson. He graduated high school in 1962, and enlisted in the United States Army. He served three years, going in as an EI and got out as a Specialist E4.
David worked for Lone Star Gas Company in Frederick from 1966 to 1991. He was transferred to Snyder, Oklahoma, and then to Waurika working as a manager from 1991 to 2004. He married Ava Jean Harnden in 1969. They had been married thirty-seven years when she passed away in 2004. They had one daughter – Marla Lovett, one granddaughter – Magen Dawn Lovett, and one great-granddaughter – Jaden Rain Talley. He was a member of the JCs, the Lions Club, the Waurika Chamber of Commerce, was a 20 year volunteer fireman and belonged to several industry communities. He lived in Waurika for forty-five years.
David was reunited with his high school sweetheart Sue Mathis. They were married in 2008. Sue has three children – Kim and her husband Chris McKittrick of Rhome, TX, Kristy Benton of Ft Worth, TX, and Terry Avery of Venus, TX. She has seven grandchildren – Stachia, Tyler, Erik, Weston, Brennon, Jake, and Josh, three gread-grandchildren – Lynlee, Gentry, and Haden, all of Ft. Worth.
Also surviving David were his bother Carlis Sisson and his wife Carolyn of Ft Worth, TX, and his sister Sharon Sisson of Duncan, OK. He also left many loving nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents “Pete” and “Tine” Sisson, and his brother Royce “Stubby” Sisson.
Funeral services for David were at 1:30 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Waurika, Oklahoma with Bruce Humphries officiating. Burial followed in the Frederick Memorial Gardens in Frederick, Oklahoma. Pallbearers were Kenneth Blevins, John Pewthers, Mike Williams, Greg Griffin, Ronnie Bohot, and Dan Brandon. Visitation was Friday at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Wichita Falls or the First Baptist Church Funeral Dinner Fund.