October 11, 2005 at 9:20 PM CDT - Updated July 2 at 1:30 AM
Family graveside services for Dale Allen Sisk, 54, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 2 pm Thursday, October 13, 2005, at Emory City Cemetery, Emory, Texas.
Dale died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at Medical Center Hospital in Nacogdoches.
Born June 23, 1951, in Houston, Dale found a loving, nurturing home and family at the age of 5 with J.O. and Eleanor Sisk. Survivors include his son, Jason Cullen (J.C.) of Nacogdoches; mother, Eleanor Sisk of Mt. Pleasant; brother, Gatlin and wife Anne and their children Natalie, Aubrie, and Cole Sisk of Coppell, Texas; natural brother Jerry Dynhuisen of Key West, Florida, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His father J.O. and sister Dorothy Ellen predeceased him.
Dale graduated from Longview High School in 1969 and attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he was a brother of the Theta Chi fraternity and also met his wife of 34 years, Linda. He graduated with a BBA in finance from the University of Houston maintaining a 4.0 GPA in 1973.
Dale maintained close ties with U of H by serving on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for four years. Then head football coach Bill Yoeman enlisted Dale to assist him in scouting East Texas high school football talent for U of H. Locally he served on the Nacogdoches High School Athletic Booster Club board for several years. He was a dedicated soft ball, flag football and basketball coach for the Nacogdoches City Recreation Department sports programs.
Professionally Dale was the youngest Buick dealer in the State of Texas in 1974 when he purchased his first GM franchise in Mineola, Texas. In 1983 he moved his family to Nacogdoches after the Smith-Mann Oldsmobile, Cadillac, and GMC truck franchise. He retired in 1996 after thirteen ears of business in Nacogdoches. During his twenty-two years as an automobile dealer, he served on the National Oldsmobile Dealer Council as well as the Buick and Pontiac dealer councils. He performed the local Nacogdoches Automobile Dealer Group and served as its first President.
Visitation will be from M 6-8 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home in Nacogdoches.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nacogdoches Dragon Athletic Booster Club at Nacogdoches High School, P.O. Box 630157, Nacogdoches, Tx. 75963, or to the Emory City Cemetery, C/O Mickey Cooper, P.O. Box 37, Emory, Tx.