Charles P. Sisson

February 24, 1921 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 99)


Charles P. Sisson, age 99, passed away peacefully on May 29,2020 in Portland, Texas.
    He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Feb 24, 1921. He came to Maine, living in South China and Windsor at the age of 10, upon the early death of his mother. He lived with his grandmother for a year until she passed away. He then lived out his childhood time with the Henry and Annie Kenoyer family where he was raised as one of their own. He attended Erskine Academy and Colby College.
    He met his first wife,Virginia Lucille Scott of Ardmore, Oklahoma and they lived in Nederland, Texas for 39 years. Charles was a resident of Nederland, for over 60 years. Upon her death, he rekindled his relationship with his Maine family and it was upon a visit there, that he saw his high school sweetheart, Stella Glidden Farrington at a high school reunion. They were married on June 14, 1992. They spent their summers in Maine on China Lake and wintered in Texas until they sold their home in Maine and Nederland and shortly thereafter moved to Portland, Texas in 2013.
    He retired after 30 years of employment with Gulf Oil Corporation as a Chief Engineer. He traveled all over the world. He also was employed by the Hartford Steam Boiler and Insurance Company for 7 years as a district inspector.
    He was a Veteran of World War II, having served with the USMM in all theaters. He was a member of Nederland Masonic Lodge #1368 and of the Dirigo Lodge #104 of Weeks Mills, Maine. He belonged to the Scottish Rite Consistory of Galveston, Texas. He attended church both in Nederland and South China before his move to Portland where he attended Country Bible Church while his health permitted him.
    Charles was preceded in death by Virginia Lucille Scott and her two daughters, Exilee Barnett and her husband. and Margaret Ann Hatch as well as her husband, Reginald Winston Hatch. He was also preceded in death by his step son, William “Bill” Farrington.
    He is survived by his wife, Stella May Sisson of Portland, Texas and her two sons, Neil (Doreen) Farrington of South China, Maine and Wayne (Gloria) Farrington of Zephyrhills, Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dixie (Ed) Johnson of Deweyville, Texas, Susan (Ludie) Sherrer of Leander, Texas, Lisa Turner of Portland, Texas and Teri (Tom) Mayo of Taft, Texas and Ashli (Robert) Hussey of South China, Maine as well as Ashley Farrington of South China, Maine. Charles was blessed to have 14 great grandchildren and 18 great, great grandchildren. Survivors also include many descendants of the Henry and Annie Kenoyer family of Winsdor, Maine.
    Memorial Contributions can be made to Country Bible Church, 9849 CR 3755 Taft, Texas 78390 or a charity of your choice.  Memorial Service will follow at a later date. 
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