Mr. Starling Winfred “Wimp” Sisemore, age 96, of Lyerly, GA, died Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at his residence.
Mr. Sisemore was born May 17, 1925, in Henagar, AL, son of the late Starling Ezra Sisemore and Ethel Gertrude Wright Sisemore. He was a member and deacon of Faith Temple Holiness Church, and prior to his retirement, was employed with Mount Vernon Mills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Willie Anderson Sisemore; son, Marty Keef; brothers, Johnny Sisemore, Gene Sisemore, James Sisemore, and Ralph Sisemore; a sister, Geraldine Sisemore; and a grandson, Dwight Keef.
Anyone that knew Mr. Sisemore knew that he had such a big heart. Often referred to as “Brother Wimp” or “Papaw Wimp,” he loved the Lord, his family, and his friends. He never knew a stranger and would always make you feel welcomed. He loved to play the guitar and taught some of his grandchildren and the children in the church how to play. He loved gospel music and played in several gospel music groups that traveled to local churches and in the tri-state area.
“Brother Wimp” touched so many lives with his kindness, humor, and mild temperament. He was truly a peacemaker and was always a source of positivity. He loved to grow vegetables and on a few occasions, could be seen in the local newspaper with some of his harvest. In his final days, he told his wife and family members at his bedside that his body was tired and he was ready when the Lord called his name. He will be missed immensely by his family, church family, and all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Mae Sisemore; sons, Bobby (Kay) Sisemore, Mike Keef; daughters, Lisa (Marty) Boyd, Tammy (Richard) Hill, Ashley (David) Robinson; sisters, Virginia (Clarence) Watson, Laura Day; daughter-in-law, Debbie Keef; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, January 7, 2022, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Boyd and Rev. Gary “Bucky” Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Lyerly Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bill Durham, Jeff Dotson, David Robinson, Jacob Anglin, Chuck Boyd, Max Reed, Steven Anderson, and Jerry Eller. Honorary pallbearers will be Members of Faith Temple Holiness Church, Harold and Sue Blalock, Jack and Joyce Cleveland, Rip Keef, James Mobbs, Staff Members of Promedica Hospice, and the Members of Lyerly Pentecostal Tabernacle.
Mr. Sisemore will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of service on Friday.
Due to the current health concerns for the community, those in attendance are asked to keep in mind the current guidelines and restrictions set forth by the C.D.C. as it pertains to social gatherings including the use of face masks and hand sanitizer.