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John Daniel Sessler

September 29, 1945 ~ August 5, 2020 (age 74)

Obituary

John Daniel Sessler, 74, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas.

A private service will be held graveside with his immediate family.

John (well known as Dan) was born September 29, 1945 to Herbert Lewis and Nettie Vivian (King) Sessler in Beckley, West Virginia. He graduated from Beckley College with an Associate's Degree.

Dan became the chief engineer and GM of a local AM/FM radio station. He later became the transmitter supervisor of the local educational TV station. He then started a company called Professional Electronics. After resolving the company he co-owned the AM/FM station WCIR. From there Dan accepted a major sales position for the nationally recognized company Harris Corporation where he traveled with great expertise in the broadcast industry. Upon retiring from Harris Corporation in 2009 he continued his love for the Radio/TV business by purchasing RF Specialties of Texas.

Dan was a 40 year member of the National Association of Broadcasters, Southern Broadcast Engineers and Texas Association of Broadcasters. During his continued pursuit of his career working for his business, RF Specialties of Texas, he gained much political interest in local politics as a member of his local city council.

Dan, a highly respected broadcast engineer enjoyed over 45 years doing what he loved most acquiring many exceptional awards being recognized nationally.

In his free time, Dan enjoyed an array of hobbies: being a private pilot, scuba diving, photography, HAMM radio operating, electronics, snow skiing, family genealogy and learning history. Dan was a member of Gateway Church and led a life group for several years.

Dan was united in marriage September 17, 1982 to Cindy Smith in Beckley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Nettie Sessler.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Cindy Sessler of Rhome; his daughters, Jonette Danielle Phegley and husband Brian of Fort Worth, and Jelayne Michelle Sessler of Rhome; his son, John Daniel “J.D.” Sessler II of Rhome; his granddaughters, Addison Danielle Phegley and Chandler Elizabeth Phegley of Fort Worth; his grandson, West Alexander Phegley of Fort Worth; his sisters, Patty J. Priddy and Mary Lou Short; half-sister, Margaret Ann Lilly of Orlando, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

 

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