Delta resident Curtis Sisson Sr. died May 3, 2017, at Denver Hospice in Denver. He was 88.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Delta City Cemetery with Ed Sisson and VFW Post #3571 officiating.
Curtis Kelley Sisson was born Oct. 20, 1928, to Dave and Souvina (Isreal) Sisson in Little Kansas, Okla. He spent his childhood and attended school in northeastern Oklahoma and the North Fork of Delta County.
He served in the U.S. Navy as a motor machinist's mate, third class, during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he became a truck driver, a logger, and finally the owner of Sisson Feed and Seed and Hiway Café.
On Sept. 24, 1949, he married Ruby Faye Cross. They were married 53 years before her death in December 2002.
He is survived by three sons, Curtis (Roberta) Sisson Jr. of Grand Junction, Edward (Sharon) Sisson of Delta and James (Laura) Sisson of Shreveport, La.; a daughter, Catherine (Bruce) Waitman of Delta; two sisters, Mary-Lee Curtis of San Jose, Calif., and Nina "Midge" Wadley of Kennewick, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Sisson; a brother, Otis Sisson; two sisters, Loretta Herd and Margie Price; and a granddaughter, Jaime Catherine Sisson Butler.
Memorial contributions can be made to HopeWest, PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.