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John and Sharon Rister


Sharon Rister, age 73, left this life on December 11, 2020 in Abilene followed by John’s death, age 77, on December 21, 2020 as their enduring, long-lasting love joined them together in the arms of God, dancing together in heaven. What a celebration for them as John joined his beautiful bride! A celebration of life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2020, in Midway Cemetery, directed by Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home. 

On March 20, 1964, John married the love of his life Sharon. Together they celebrated 56 wonderful years. 

Sharon and John spent many of hours together, including owning the “Misfit” shrimp boat. They loved taking trips to Port Aransas to fishing.  Sharon and John enjoyed playing golf together with his bottomless cooler, and Sharon continued to ride in the cart by his side when she could no longer play. Together, they loved watching their grands and great-grands playing sports.

Survivors include; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie (Dana) Rister and Danny (Tracy) Rister; one daughter and son-in-law, Chanelle (Mitch) Hall; eighteen grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren.

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Graveside Service
December 23, 2020

2:00 PM
Midway Cemetery

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