Melvin Ray Sisum, 75, of Englewood, departed this life unexpectedly on February 9, 2022.
He was born on July 3, 1946, in Cleveland, Tennessee to the late George Sisum and Diola Crook Hutson.
Throughout life, Mel learned at an early age his passion of being outdoors, riding motorcycles, and spending time with family. He retired from BASF as a Quality Control Operator and took great pride in his profession with regards to the quality of the product they offered. Melvin was a true family man that loved his family dearly and will be deeply missed.
In addition to his parents, George Sisum and Diola Hutson, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Tommy Sisum and George Sisum, Jr. and brother-in-law, James Sizemore.
Left to cherish the many memories include his beloved wife, Linda Jo Dunn Sisum; loving children, Kenny Sisum, Lester (April) Sisum, Jason Sisum, Kimberly Rowell, Jeff Dunn, Kristine Cave, Amber Dunn, Tonya Martin, and Samantha Martin; cherished sister, Frances Cooper. Multiple grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends also survive.
A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home of Benton. Interment will follow at Eleazar United Methodist Church Cemetery in Tellico Plains, with his family serving as pallbearers.
Family and friends will gather from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.HigginsFuneral.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.