Jerry Sisk, co-founder of Jewelry TV
The co-founder of Jewelry Television, Gerald (Jerry) D. Sisk, Jr., passed away Sunday morning at his home.
The 59-year-old television innovator and gem expert was originally from New York and New Jersey.
Sisk was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. There he played in the Pride of the Southland Band.
An expert in gems, Sisk received his Graduated Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America.
Sisk and two business partners started Jewelry Television, the largest gemstone retailer in the world. The business is located right here in East Tennessee.
Active in the arts community, Sisk was the past president of the Knoxville Opera Company and a former board member of the Knoxville Symphony.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Cokesbury United Methodist Church 9908 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN with a Celebration of Life to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Paul Cowell officiating.
Family and friends will gather at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Concord Masonic Cemetery with graveside services to follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knoxville Opera Company . Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family.