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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery


© Billings Funeral Home-Woodward
Date unknown
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Donald Wayne Sissons

April 30 1939 ~ December 12, 2019

Donald Wayne Sissons, 80 year old former Woodward resident, died Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Derby, Kansas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2019 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with his son Reverend Wayne Sissons officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Donald Wayne Sissons was born on April 30, 1939 in Meeker, Oklahoma to William and Mossie Iona (Gilliam) Sissons. He grew up on the family farm near Rossville, Oklahoma and graduated from Meeker High School. He was united in marriage to Lee Anne Dunshee in October of 1961. They made their home in Woodward. He worked in the Oil Field for 50 plus years before retiring.

He was united in marriage to Fran Tanner on April 13, 1977. They made their home in Mobile, Alabama and later moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Donald was ordained as a Baptist minister on February 19, 2017. He said “There wasn’t guidance counselors when I was in school, I wish that there would had been. I may have found my way to college. I thought only rich people were able to go to college. Now that I look back there were probably things that I might have done differently; but had I not moved to Woodward and went to work in the oil field, I wouldn’t have the three wonderful children and the three grandchildren that I have”.

He was involved in FFA while in high school and he loved watching the Oklahoma Sooners and the New Orleans Saints. He also enjoyed gardening and being with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years Fran Sissons; two sons: Wayne Sissons and wife Ronda, Eric Sissons; one daughter Rebecca Anthony and husband Ben; three grandchildren: Rachel Anthony, Jacob Anthony, Veronica Sissons; three brothers: James Sissons, Franklin Sissons and wife Kathy, Leonard Sissons and wife Lucinda; three sisters: Stella Moser, Edith Huckaby and husband Lee, Loretta Wanter and husband Marion; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mossie Sissons, sister Marie Sissons, and his first wife Lee Anne Dunshee Sissons Winget


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