Donald Robert “Don” Sisk

December 12, 1937 - May 23, 2014

12/12/1937 - 05/23/2014

Hendersonville, NC

Donald Robert ìDonî Sisk, 76 of Hendersonville, died Friday, May 23, 2014.

A native of Shelby, NC, he was the son of the late Walter Carlos ìPeteî Sisk and Mary Porter Sisk. He is also preceded in death by three brothers, George William ìBillî Sisk, Norman Richard ìBartî Sisk, and Carlos Dewitt Sisk.

Don was a US Air Force veteran and a graduate of Cleveland Tech and Fruitland Baptist Bible College.

Throughout his life, Don worked in sales for Bost Bread, McMahan Funeral Home, and a career of over 40 years in insurance. He and his wife owned and operated an insurance agency, Carolina Insurance Marketing, Inc., in Marion. Don loved helping people, especially seniors, meet and manage their insurance needs. He was successful at this, meeting company quotas and earning many trips to conventions.

Don was a faithful member of Mud Creek Baptist Church and loved singing in the choir and participation in senior activities. He also served as a volunteer chaplain at Pardee Hospital.

Southern gospel music, especially quartet style, was a delight of Donís life. He and Carolyn traveled across the Southeast to venues and concerts as he interviewed and recorded artists and groups for his radio program, Southern Gospel Insight. His program always ended with ìKeep looking up, Christian, Jesus may return any moment!î

Wherever Don went, he reached out to people and shared about his Jesus. His salutation was ìIf we donít meet again on this side, Iíll see you on the other side. Iíve made my reservation and itís non-cancelable.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Dalton Sisk; three sons, Timothy Sisk of Marion, Donald Sisk and his wife Emily of Shelby, and Frederick Sisk of Boone; a stepson, Mark Freeman and his wife Emily of Hendersonville; two stepdaughters, Susan Freeman of Morganton, and Sherri Holbert and her husband Rick of Hendersonville; a grandson, Brandon Sisk of Rockingham, NC; a granddaughter, Kinley Freeman of Hendersonville; a sister, Evelyn Harper of Tampa, FL; and several special nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00PM on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Mud Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Mathis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00PM prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: Fruitland Baptist Bible College, 1455 Gilliam Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792, The Lymphoma Foundation, PO Box 286236, New York, NY 10128, or your favorite charity.

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Tammy Gibson
8 years ago

May the ìGod of all comfortî provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3:-7)

Sue and Gary Gaither
8 years ago

Hello Carolyn, our brother, Jim sent us an email that Don had gone to be with the Lord. And then sent us the link to be able to sign your guestbook. We are living in Ecuador, Gary is pastor of a small church here. We have been praying for you and know you will miss Don. We rejoice in our hope together we have in Christ and pray God’s Spirit will comfort you with His great comfort. In Christ’s love, Sue & Gary

amy evans
8 years ago

to the family I am very sorry that uncle don passed away u an ur family r in my thought and prays and I am sorry that I couldn’t come to his funeral.

Susie Evans
8 years ago

Carolina Im very sorry to hear about Donald passing .I justfound out about it.I will miss talking to him he was such a kind person an a very dear to me. He would always let me know how you both were doing an what all you both had done for aunt evelyn.He was there for everyone no matter what it was .I will miss him very much. May God just lay his hands on the whole family at this time.God Bless each an evevyone you.My prayers with you all. Susie Evans

Tony Maynor
8 years ago

From the guy who use to do the production work for Southern Gospel Insight, I was saddened to hear that Don had slipped away, but it’s a wonderful promise that we’ll see him again one day in that “Holy City”. He did an awesome job in helping promote Southern Gospel music. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Stephanie McAbee Effler
8 years ago

Carolyn and Family,

I’m so sorry for your loss but I know that Don is where his heart always was, with Jesus. He was a wonderful Christian man who shared the word wherever he went. He was very special to my family and I will always cherish the memories of having lunch with him and my dad at Tammy’s Diner in Marion. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Durham
8 years ago

Today we lost a dear friend, i have know a long time, I will miss speaking with you about the mountains, we shared so much about the smokies. What a great man. and A great asset to heaven. You will be missed.

John and Evelyn Davis
8 years ago

You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Jim & Carol Harris
8 years ago

Don will be missed on earth, but the Angles are rejoicing in Heaven.

Mud Creek Friends

Dale and Margaret Street
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers to you.