Second Oldest Man Dies at 113 in Barbados

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 28, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The world’s second-oldest man died at the age of 113.

James Sisnett of Barbados died last Thursday, and he was the second-oldest man after Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, who is 116 years old.

Desmond, his oldest son, told BVI News: “He was a very good father. I will always miss him.”

“My father was a strict man and a good disciplinarian who loved the church. He also loved his children, his grandchildren and the great-grands and enjoyed having them around him,” Sisnett’s youngest son, Francis, told the website.

His family described Sisnett, who was born in February 1900 and spent most of his life as a sugar factory engineer, as a hard working man who placed value on education.

According to CNN, the Gerontology Research Group verified that he was the second-oldest man in the world, and the oldest man in the Western Hemisphere.

The Guinness Book of World Records say that the oldest person to have ever lived and was verified was Louise Calment of France, who died at the age of 122.

In 2007, when Sisnett was 107, he described his situation: “I just old; I ain’t sick. Dey got people in their 40s and 50s breakin’ down,” according to the Barbados Nation News.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.