MARION

Jerry Wren Sisk, 72, of Marion, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018.

Jerry was a dedicated, loving and compassionate husband and father. He was a U.S. Army veteran awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. He spent his life working as an electrical engineer for Coats American after closing the family business, Sisk Electric, where he had worked from age 10 in the 1980s, to bring his family back to Marion. "Jerry Man" was born in Marion, May 9, 1946, to Lyndon and Anna Sisk.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Lee Hudson Sisk; son, Scott Wallace Sisk (Katherine); and daughter, Jenni Wren Frye (Ryan). He has six grandkids, Robert, Charles, Anna, Connor, Cailin and Morgan. The family will hold a celebration of life at St. John's Episcopal Church in Marion at 3 p.m., today (Sunday, Aug. 12).

A reception will be held in the Parrish House immediately following the Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to: Charles George VAMC, Attn: Voluntary Service, 1100 Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC 28805; to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 1235 South Clark St. Ste. 910, Arlington, VA 22202; or to the Southmountain Children and Family Services, PO Box 3387, Morganton, NC 28680.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Harwood Home for Funerals, www.harwoodhomeforfunerals.com.

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Blackbeard

Jerry was a fine individual as well as a good engineer. His quiet, friendly presence and caring nature, will truly be missed.

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