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Terry D. Sisson

Terry passed away Monday, October 25, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born February 2, 1962 in Fennville, the son of William Sr. and Ardith (Barnes) Sisson. Terry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He worked for Laraway Sons and Movers, moving houses, roofing and construction and for the last 12 years was a chemical blender at Haviland Products. Terry enjoyed making clocks, vacationing with his fiancée, riding his motorcycle; visiting the sand dunes and spending time with his grandbabies. He attended Orangeville Pentecostal Church.

Surviving are his fiancée, Della Hilts; children, Ashley Schmitt of Plainwell, Kellene (Rob) Sisson of Kalamazoo and Tyler (Crystal) Sisson of Kalamazoo; 22 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Orangeville Pentecostal Church with Pastor Mike Risner officiating.

A celebration of life will also be held at a later date by his children.

Contributions in memory of Terry may be made to the

Children’s Miracle Network.

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Todd A Ridgway

October 26, 2021 at 2:37 pm

My thoughts and prayers to the Sisson family and all the people Terry had touched over the years… Rest In Peace my friend


LaRayne Sweet

October 26, 2021 at 2:38 pm

I am so sorry for you all, I am Praying for Comfort for you all. He will be missed, but his legend will never be forgotten, love you kids and Della.



October 26, 2021 at 3:13 pm

so sorry for this loss i’ll always remember him in church love you della


Jerry Wine

October 27, 2021 at 11:34 am

One of my very good friends, had great fun whenever we saw each other. Rest in Peavey. Condolences to the family


David & Sandy LaFountaine

October 26, 2021 at 3:45 pm

We were honored to call Terry a brother in the Lord and a friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with Della, children and grandchildren of Terry.



October 26, 2021 at 5:17 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to Della and the family. He will be missed.


Bob Monique

October 26, 2021 at 5:18 pm

Brah you will be missed ! I cry not for you. For I know in talking to you , that you were right with your Savior , I cry for. The hurt I feel in my own pain yes. A little selfish ! You will be missed I closed my eyes and in a milli second so many memories flash through my mind, so many of us lost. Our gentle giant our defender I know you’ve passed that on fly high bud until we meet again


Julie & Tim Sheffer & kids

October 26, 2021 at 5:39 pm

Terry was a great person always a great smile big heart.. So deeply sorry for your loss to All his family & Della our condolences

Prayers & Love sent too you all for comfort


Cleon and LeeAnn Grinage

October 26, 2021 at 5:50 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with Della and the entire family. He was our neighbor in the park for many years. God bless you all.


Angie Pena

October 26, 2021 at 5:56 pm

So sorry for your loss


Melissa Steele

October 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Rest in Peace my friend. You will be truly missed.

Della,Ashley,Kellie and Tyler my heart goes out to you. Heart felt thoughts and Prayers to all of you.

Go by the grace in God

In Jesus name we pray.


Doug B.

October 26, 2021 at 6:24 pm

I will miss Terry he and a few other cousins used to be inseparable when we were younger I believe we looked out for each other him and his family will always be in my thoughts

Love ya cuz!


Kelli McGovern-LaFountain

October 26, 2021 at 6:48 pm

Terry Dale… you sure will be missed so much by so many….. I know you left this world to the arms of our savior… that warms my heart, yet still my selfish side will miss you so very very much….. I Love you Terry Dale. Our family was Blessed by you, and your bigger than life hugs and smile!! So many memories to cherish growing up … growing with you my cousin, friend, protector always…

Angel….. love you


Mary 'olsen' miller

October 26, 2021 at 7:05 pm

Prayers for the entire family and friends, you be missed by many but when the Lord comes will see you again.


Kathy Meyer

October 26, 2021 at 7:10 pm

Be at peace Terry


Bob Mason

October 26, 2021 at 8:16 pm

Della, so sorry for your loss. You are the last person on this earth that deserves this right now. My condolences go out to you and your family.


Kathie Latham

October 26, 2021 at 8:41 pm

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all. The Bond Family


Cordis Jones

October 27, 2021 at 12:11 am

So sorry to hear this. Saddened so much by this.prayers for the Sisson family.


Kathy Knobloch

October 27, 2021 at 1:46 am

I’m so sorry



October 27, 2021 at 5:52 am

I met this guy when I was in my 20s and this guy seemed bigger than life, very intimidating but after getting to know him he was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, big heart and willing to help when ever possible. And yes this guy is a legend. Prayers to the family and friends he will be missed


Lauri Connor

October 27, 2021 at 6:45 am

Della, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this time.


Billy witt

October 27, 2021 at 1:42 pm

My condolence to the family



October 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm

I remember driving u to wrk for yr and a half. Always trying to tell u about Jesus. You would say shut up before I punch u lol yrs later u call me saying you have found Jesus love you bro you r in goods u ands now RIP


Jo golden

October 27, 2021 at 2:01 pm

I am so sorry for your loss my heart is with you all and may God be with you all


Sharon &Howley Bolen

October 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

Our hearts are sad . He was a very sweet man . Our prayers are with you



October 27, 2021 at 4:26 pm

Cousin you will greatly be missed , wish we would have stayed closer theses last year’s. Prayers for family and friends



October 27, 2021 at 8:18 pm

Tim and I are saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. We got to know him when we owned the bar and our daughters were good friends growing up. He will be missed. God speed to all of you in your time of grief.


Dixie Lerch

October 28, 2021 at 3:43 am



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October 28, 2021 at 3:45 am



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October 29, 2021 at 11:52 am

You will be missed by many.

Rest easy Terry Dale.


Joy Selby

October 29, 2021 at 5:25 pm

I wish I would have met you sooner so I could have Loved you longer.You will be so missed.

My thoughts & Prayers to the family…


Della Hilts

November 2, 2021 at 12:42 pm

My love til we meet again up in the Glory of will truly be heart breaks left so sudden.


Tammy Jean Ginebaugh

November 2, 2021 at 3:42 pm

My condolences to Terry’s children and fiancee.

Rest easy Terry.


Steve and Lisa Sessions

November 5, 2021 at 6:28 pm

Just found out……I’m speechless. Lost touch the last few years. Can’t imagine you not being here anymore. Will forever call you my best friend. See you on God’s football field my man


Kelly Peterson

May 29, 2022 at 8:10 am

I met Terry back in the 1980s when he played baseball with my now ex husband , he was a big guy with a heart of gold… So sorry for everyone’s loss he was 1 in a million… RIP Terry , fly high with the angels !!!


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