Mr. John W. “Jack” Sisson, Jr., 86 of Evans, Ga. entered into rest on Monday, July
5, 2021 at his residence.
Mr. Sisson, son of the late John W. and Margaret Arnold Sisson, was born on
January 9, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland. Throughout his childhood, high school
years and college, he played the trumpet in the band. Notably, he was a published
author and also played the trumpet for the Washington Redskins. After graduating
from college, he served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. During his
career with the federal government, he had the opportunity to meet many of our
former Presidents and retired as Chief Probation Officer for the Federal
Government. After living at the Outer Banks for many years, he relocated to the
Augusta area where he had lived for the past 20 years. He served his Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ in many ways including teaching Sunday School since age 16
and serving as a lay preacher. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist
For many of us that didn’t know him personally, our fondest memories of him were
as the Santa Claus at Augusta Mall and many other places. Spending time being
at the beach was his favorite pastime as he spent countless weeks at Myrtle Beach
throughout the years with his second wife, Betty.
His first wife, Elsie M. Sisson and his brother, David H. Sisson preceded him in
He is survived by his wife Betty Wells Morris Sisson; son, John W. Sisson, III of
Atlanta; daughter, Dawn S. Bare and husband Darrell of Charleston, SC;
stepchildren, W. Hal Morris, Jr. of Lincolnton and Sandra Morris Harvey and
husband Randy of Evans; Goddaughter, Laura Lee Griner and husband Chip of
Wrens; 11 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11 am at Wesley United
Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Rd., Evans, Ga with interment following at
Westover Memorial Park, Augusta.
Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Ave., Lincolnton, Ga. is honored to serve the family
of Mr. John (Jack) William Sisson, Jr.
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