A memorial service for Philip Pat Sisk, 84, was held on Friday, August 13, at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant.
Mr. Sisk died on August 10, 2021. He was born on May 26, 1937, to Cora Cooper and John Orman Sisk. He grew up in Emory, but moved to Longview while in high school and lived with his brother and sister-in-law, JO and Eleanor Sisk, through graduation. While at Longview High School, he excelled in athletics and earned a baseball scholarship to Baylor University. Pat’s Baylor experience started with him working in the athletics cafeteria where he met many members of the football team and eventually became a member. Pat was a member of the Baylor University Sugar Bowl Champions of 1957. While attending Baylor, he signed with the Kansas City A’s to pursue his lifelong love of baseball.
Mr. Sisk met the love of his life in Longview during high school. He and Suzanne were high school sweethearts and were married September 10, 1960. After baseball, the couple moved back to Longview where he was an insurance salesman, but finally found his calling selling cars. He followed his brother JO to Mount Pleasant in 1972. There he opened Pat Sisk Buick, which eventually became Sisk Motors, Inc. As years passed, his sons worked at the dealership, and he truly enjoyed running his family business with them.
Mr. Sisk’s love of sports was passed down to his children and his grandchildren. He absolutely loved watching his kids and his grandkids perform. If he was able, he was at every game or dance, watching and cheering them on, with just a tad bit of “coaching” too.
He was an avid golfer and a lifetime member of Mount Pleasant Country Club where he had served on the board of directors. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Booster Club and a big supporter of MPISD athletics. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and an elder and he also served as a member of many civic organizations. Later in life, he took care of his wife as she battled Alzheimer’s Disease.
Mr. Sisk is survived by his wife of 61 years, Suzanne McCranie Baker; brother-in-law, Tommy Christy Gentry III; children, Craig Allen Sisk, Jeffery Keith Sisk, and Shirley Baker and Ted Peterson; grandchildren, Jessica Lauren and Derek Langston, Christie Beckanne Sisk, Jeannie Frances Sisk, Joseph Pat Sisk, Bailey Suzanne Sisk, Brady Keith Sisk, Adam Ross Peterson, Ashley Rae and Michael Lancaster, Ally Renea Peterson, Baker Pat Peterson, and Matthew Cole Peterson; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; Lyman Sisk and wife Violet, Joe Sisk and wife Lucille, JO Sisk and wife Eleanor, and Jim Sisk; sister-in-law, Shirley Baker Gentry; and grandson, Jacob Benjamin Sisk.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association and to Cypress Basin Hospice. An online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com.