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Robert "Bob" Sisk

August 9, 1945November 9, 2020
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Of Jackson, passed away at his home under the loving care of his wife, Sheila and son-in-law, Dennis on Monday, November 9, 2020 at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife of 54 ½ years, Sheila Sisk; children, Valerie (Dennis) Lashley, Jake Sisk and Lori (Chad) Rumsey; five grandchildren, Zachary Lashley, Aaron (Paige) Lashley, Hailey Sisk, Hannah Sisk and Joshua (Chloe) Sisk; two great grandchildren, Zander and Holden; with one on the way; special niece, Carolyn Osborne, special cousin, Shirley Stutzman, and special friend, Tom Hunt as well as many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by four siblings, Billy Sisk, Betty Gerry, Barbara Leutz and Sonny Sisk. Bob was born in Jackson, Michigan on August 9, 1945 to Celen and Rose (Phipps) Sisk. Two weeks after graduating from Vandercook Lake High School in 1963, Bob attended one year of barber school in Flint. He returned to Jackson, where he owned and operated a successful Barber Shop. Bob and Sheila were married on May 7, 1966 and together they raised a family. Bob was a Barber! He never met anyone that was a stranger for more than a minute. For the 20 minutes someone sat in his chair they were the most important person in the world. If Bob fed you or teased you, he liked you. If he gave you a nickname, he REALLY liked you. He enjoyed sports and was an avid bowler. He was the youngest bowler inducted into the Jackson Bowling Hall of Fame. He belonged to the Vandercook Lake Lions Club and played Euchre in the Michigan Center Masonic Temple League for 35 years. Every year he spent Thanksgiving weekend at the Michigan High School Football State finals with his grandson and a group of buddies. It was never complete without a stop at Bates Burgers. Bob enjoyed people and practical jokes. He touched the lives of many and will be fondly remembered. According to his wishes cremation has been chosen. The family will receive friends at Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home (406 First Street Jackson, 49201) on Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 1:00 until 5:00 for a memorial visitation. In celebration of Bob’s life and friendship please wear red (his favorite color). A special thank you to Becky and Sondra of Arbor Home Hospice for the great care and support. Donations can be made in Bob’s name to the Vandercook Lake Lions Club.

Currently no one else will be getting into Heaven this week as things are backed up while Bob tells St. Peter his many jokes and stories.

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Sam Sprang

November 12, 2020

I loved hearing his stories and will miss him dearly. Loving thoughts and prayers for his family that he was proud of, and loved so much. He gave me the nickname if Big Sam.

Jaime Siders

November 12, 2020

He was a great to see at the family reunion every summer in July and he was funny too. He will be missed and we will always love him

Darla Reed

November 12, 2020

Bob was a neighbor on Comstock at VCL and a friend to my brother, Chuck Fairchild, and me. Bob also was a friend of my husband, Roger Reed, who was a barber in Jackson and Brooklyn for many years. I can relate to the jokes and stories as they come naturally with barbers so it seems. Our condolences to Sheila and family. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Bob! I can remember when you were a redhead with a flattop haircut back in the day, however, your smile has always been the same.

Dan Sisk

November 11, 2020

R.I.P. RACE FAN!!!!!!
GO BLUE!!!!!!

Lynne Judd

November 11, 2020

One of the funniest people I ever knew!! My Dad was his guinea pig at his finals for Barber school, He was a great friend to so many people! He will be sadly missed for sure. Maybe now Dad can get a proper haircut in heaven lol.

mike henry

November 11, 2020

My Dad took me there for a hair cut when i was in second grade, been going to Bob every since, We all became very good friends , Since Bob was a race fan gave us lots to talk about. Bob is one of the reasons I joined Vandy Lions club a few years back. Will miss him a lot. Condolences to Sheila & all Bobs Family. I know how tight they all are.

Cliff and Joanne Schuler

November 11, 2020

Love the picture. I don't think we ever saw Bob without that smile. He will be missed.

Roger Smith

November 10, 2020

Our condolences to Bob's family.
We have known Bob and Sheila for many years and we are so verry sorry for the great loss.
Roger and Paula Smith

Kim Minix

November 10, 2020

Sheila & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful husband, father, grandfather.
What a special man - he will always be in my heart as a special cousin.
Bobby is truly one of a kind that left an impact on so many lives. His laugh, his ability to make others laugh as well as how he loved everyone he met will truly be missed.
May you be surrounded by many happy memories as you go this difficult time.
Thinking of you all in Love and Prayers!
Kim (cousin Shirley's daughter)

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