Charles Rondall Sisson, age 83, of Copperhill, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at the Life Care Center of Copper Basin in Ducktown. He was born August 18, 1936, in Logan, West Virginia, to the late Richard Posey Sisson and Ruth Reece Sisson.
Mr. Sisson retired from the United States Air Force after nearly 23 years, and he and his wife moved to Blue Ridge in 1992. Mr. Sisson was very active in the community and especially his church, the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge. He served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, AWANA leader and also participated in various other activities. He went on 17 mission trips to Jamaica with the Morganton Baptist Association. Mr. Sisson served on the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief team, he was a past president of The Gideon’s International, he was a member of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association and he retired from Ace Hardware after 15 years.
Mr. Sisson was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Charles R. Sisson Jr. and John Scott Sisson; grandson, Matthew Scott Sisson; and granddaughter, Sarah Melissa Sisson.
Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Annette Taylor Sisson of Copperhill; foster daughter, Debbie Cates of Midland, Texas; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Peterman Sisson of Warner Robins, Georgia; sister, Sherell Patterson of Blue Ridge; great-grandchildren, Robin Lynn Sisson and Dylan Scott Sisson, both of Mt. Carmel, Tennessee; and nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, September 3, 2019, from the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge with the Rev. Bob Richardson officiating. Music was by the Rev. Bob Richardson and Pat Young.
A private interment followed at the Sisson Family Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Steve Bailey, Stan Rogers, Robert Taylor, Bob Cardwell, Bob Brady and Jim Taylor.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge, 907 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, or The Gideons International. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge was in charge of the arrangements.