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July 5, 2012

Sisco legacy well distributed

WEATHERFORD —  

 

 

Jack P. Sisco, a former Weatherford High School student-athlete was inducted into the WHS Kangaroos Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, passed away last week after a lengthy battle with cancer.

A multi-faceted athlete, Sisco was an all-district and all-state football player for the Roos. Also playing basketball and running track, the popular athlete was the WHS senior class president.

Taking his football talents to Baylor University, where he was also eventually inducted into the Bears Hall-of-Fame, he was selected All-Southwest Conference and All-American. He culminated his football career with Baylor with an appearance in the 1952 Orange Bowl Classic.

After marrying Sylvia Leatrice Burton and serving as an Air Force captain in the Korean War, Sisco began a 33-year career in education with the Dallas Independent School district, serving as a teacher and school principal at several elementary schools.

Aside from his athletic prowess and his years of service in the education field, Sisco was well known for his big smile and big laughter while relating stories compiled through his lifetime. He left another legacy of making lifetime friends wherever he went.

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