Douglas Allen Sisemore, Sr., 92, of Chattanooga, TN, passed away quietly in the early morning hours on Thursday May 3, 2018.
Doug was born January 20, 1926 to Earl and Barbara Sisemore. He graduated from Central High School. He played junior league baseball where he was a standout pitcher with a record 49 consecutive shutout innings.
He served during WWII in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 on board U.S.LST 1343. Seaman, First Class earning the Asiatic-Pacific, Victory and American Theatre Medals. After the war he attended Kirkman Technical School. He was employed by Dixie Yarns Mercerizing, where he retired after 40 years of service.
He committed his life to the Lord and faithfully served him throughout his lifetime. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church until moving his membership to Brainerd Hills Baptist Church where he was a deacon and sang in the choir. He was an outstanding vocalist and was often asked to sing solos at church, weddings, funerals and special occasions.
He was a self-taught carpenter and loved being outside tending his garden or working in the yard.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Raymond Sisemore.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Bernice Helton Sisemore, son Doug (Pam) Sisemore, Jr. of Franklin, TN, daughter Kathy (Rusty) Bailey of Hebron, KY, daughter Karen Hyde of Chattanooga; sister Edna Earle (Eldridge) Harris of E. Ridge and brother Paul (Dottie) Sisemore of Lakeland, FL. Grandchildren Tommy (Melissa), Sallie, Josh, Allen and Edward. Great-grandchildren Madison and Jade and many, many loving sister and brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. on Monday May 7, 2018 at Brainerd Hills Baptist Church 6611 E. Brainerd Rd. Interment will follow with honors at Chattanooga National Cemetery 1200 Bailey Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Brainerd Hills Baptist Church / Beyond Measure 6611 E. Brainerd Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37421 or Orange Grove Center Adult Services at 615 Derby St. Chattanooga, TN 37404.
Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort to the family.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Rd. and from 11:30-12:30 on Monday May 7, 2018 at the church.