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“Dear Paula, So sorry to hear about Chuck. I have fond memories of driving with you both to Florida that year with my son Paul and how much fun we...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Jean Bell - Westerville, OH

“Chuck Sisson will long be remembered for being a member of the 1952 Iola, Kansas Indians. As the historian for the KOM league I had spoken with him...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: John Hall - Columbia, MO

“My deepest sympathy to your family. Mr. Sissins was assistant principal in Winfield when I was in high school. I worked in the office. In 1965 and...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Marcia Tungate - Tustin, CA


Charles Melville Sisson, Chuck, was born in Englewood, Colorado 28 March, 1933. After a brief professional baseball career he completed his Baccalaureate Degree (1956) and Masters Degree (1958) at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. It was here 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, Kansas. He moved to Winfield, Kansas. 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 in the Boulder Valley Schools in Boulder, Colorado, followed by three years in the Colorado Department of Education. It was here he met and married his second wife, Paula Wilson He was appointed to a special position in the Gerald Ford Administration in Washington DC 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, California.

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

Chuck departed this life November 11, 2019 following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Paula Sisson, children Debra Sisson of Wellington, Kansas, Kathy and Tim Anders of Longmont, Colorado, Sandi and David Myser of Winfield,Kansas, Dan Sisson of Wellington, Kansas, Kimberly Wilson Kirk and Mike Kirk of Westerville, Ohio; Jana Wilson Hanley of Delaware, Ohio, twelve grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.