Clifford Sistrunk, age 81 years entered into eternal rest on February 26, 2023 at his home in Mitchell, Louisiana surrounded by his loving family.
“Pete” as he was called by all who knew him, was born on January 24, 1942 at home in Mitchell, Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Morris Sistrunk and Margie (McCullor) Sistrunk Tarpley.
Pete is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Ann (Parnell) Sistrunk and three daughters: Lois Jean Bergeron and husband Steven; Lisa Ann Procell and husband Paul; Lori Joan Barnhill and husband Gary. Four grandchildren: Andrew Bergeron, Alison Bergeron; Jacob Barnhill, and Emily Barnhill. Two step-grandchildren: Michael Procell; Courtney (Procell) Moshrefi and husband Justin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The majority of his life was spent in Mitchell, Louisiana, but he resided in Mansfield, Louisiana for 36 years where he and Betty raised their family. Professionally, Pete’s welding career began as an employee of Beaird Industries of Shreveport, Louisiana where he worked for 18 years.
Afterwards, he was a Welding Instructor at Mansfield Technical College for 24 years where he mentored numerous students. Having completed 42 years of active welding service, Pete retired to his beloved home in the woods.
Pete was a humble man who modeled his life after Christ’s teachings. Throughout his life and especially after retirement, Pete willingly volunteered to help anyone in need, whether it was a welding job to build outdoor Christmas decorations for the city of Mansfield, maintaining the Mitchell Cemetery and Community Center grounds, or cooking food for large groups. He planted a large garden and enjoyed sharing produce with family and friends.
Pete loved to hunt and fish and was very successful at both. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
A public visitation will be held at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation with Pastor Josh Burford officiating.
Interment will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana.
Honoring Pete as pallbearers will be Travis “Bubba” English, Beau Young, Glen Freeman,
Greg Dyess, Donny Taylor, and Bruce Taylor. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimmy Clements, Brose Hayes, Talton McDonald, Hulon Sistrunk, Mike McConathy, and William Palmer.
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