Arthur Chester "A.C." Sisk, Jr.

Arthur Chester "A.C." Sisk Jr. died peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. He was the son of Arthur Chester Sisk Sr. and Delphia Farris Sisk. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Ginny Kuznietcow Sisk; two daughters, Shea Sisk Wellford and Amanda Sisk; sons-in-law Alex Wellford III and Noah Diamond; his sister and brother-in-law Jimmie Dee and William Millard; and loving nieces and nephews, Kelly and Darrin Malone, Kristi and William Millard Jr., Sara and Powell Millard, Sarah and Todd Walls and Gayle Kuznietcow Ashley. A.C. was born on Dec. 17, 1938, in Marianna, Ark., where he attended school. He was graduated from Mississippi State University in 1960 with a B.S. in agriculture and was a loyal member of the Mississippi State Bulldog Club. After college, he joined his father in their family farming operation in Marianna. A.C was instrumental in the founding of the Lee County Vegetable Growers' Cooperative, an organization devoted to providing guidance and opportunity for disadvantaged farmers. While living in Arkansas, he was twice appointed county tax assessor by Governor Winthrop Rockefeller and was actively involved in local politics. After retiring from farming in the mid-1980s, he moved to Memphis, Tenn., and continued to help family farmers through his work for the Farmers Home Administration. He later became a real estate broker, holding licenses in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. He was a certified and licensed real estate appraiser and held a degree in paralegal studies from Rhodes College. A.C. was an active member of the Episcopal Church. He served on the vestry of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Marianna as senior warden for many years and taught Sunday school. A.C. enjoyed volunteering as a poll worker, attending Mississippi State football games and the opera and spending time at his farm in Blue Springs, Miss., with his family and dogs. The family requests that memorials be sent to The Church Health Center in Memphis, Tenn., The Hospitality HUB in Memphis, Tenn., or a charity of the donor's choice.

Published August 8, 2010

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