A native of the Mexico area, he had owned and operated Family Firewood & Excavating for more than 25 years. He was an Army veteran. Always ready for a laugh or his next prank, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Grover and Natalie Myers Sixberry Sr.; an uncle, Bobby Myers; a sister, Lila Weiland; a brother, Steven Sixberry; and daughter, Wendy Steingraber. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bonnie Sixberry; children, Natalie “Joy” Corlis, Carol Sixberry, Destenie (John) Scott, John Sixberry, Jr., Amber (Dave) Sadowski, Jason (Jessica) Sixberry; siblings, Grover Sixberry Jr, David (Audra) Sixberry and Sharon (Brian) Kitney; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at North Volney Cemetery, County Route 4, Volney. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, June 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, 13069.