Chuck Sisson

Charles Melville “Chuck” Sisson, 86, of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Winfield, departed this life Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, following a long illness.

No services are planned. Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral home, McKinney, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Chuck was born on March 28, 1933, in Englewood, Colo. After a brief professional baseball career, he completed his baccalaureate degree (1956) and master’s degree (1958) at Emporia State University. It was there he met and married his first wife, Pat Buss.

He was later awarded fellowships at Florida State University and Colorado University, where he completed his doctorate in 1974.

His career began as a teacher and a coach in Independence. He then moved to Winfield. During these years, his four children were born. He was eventually appointed assistant superintendent of Winfield schools before leaving for Florida State University in 1970. He then took an administrative position at Boulder Valley Schools in Boulder, Colo., followed by three years in the Colorado Department of Education.

It was there he met and married his second wife, Paula Wilson.

He was appointed to a special position in the Gerald Ford administration in Washington, D.C., as an educational analyst.

Following his public service, he moved to the private sector at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, Electronic Data Systems in Plano, Texas, and Oracle in Redwood Shores, Calif.

He finished his career as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Sisson; children, Debra Sisson, of Wellington, Kathy and Tim Anders, of Longmont, Colo., Sandi and David Myser, of Winfield, Dan Sisson, of Wellington, Kimberly Wilson Kirk and Mike Kirk, of Westerville, Ohio, and Jana Wilson Hanley, of Delaware, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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