Samuel David Brister

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Samuel David Brister, age 77, of Columbus, GA, passed away on Febraury 28, 2018. His funeral service were held Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus. A graveside service is pending in Leesville, LA.

David was born on January 29, 1941, in Leesville, LA; he is the son of Jesse Samuel Brister and Mildred Marie Peavy. David served in the U.S. Airforce. After his service David graduated from LSU with a Bachelor's degree in accounting. He worked as a CPA in Texas, as an auditor for the Defense Department in Washington, D.C., and then as a real estate appraiser in Columbus, GA. Throughout his life David was a member of various churches where he lived, including Leesville Baptist Church, Unity Church of Dallas and here in Columbus, he was a member of St Mark's UMC. He was also a member of N.H. Bray Masonic Lodge in Slagle, LA, serving as a faithful member for 50 years.

David is preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew, Ethan Andrew Brister. Survivors include; his daughters Candace Kelli Brister (Alvin) Oliver, Amber Rene' Brister (James Simons); a grandson Alexander William Oliver; one brother Howard Louis (Martha Jo) Brister; two nieces,Dannelle Marie Brister Ranger and Lynnette Alice Brister Offutt; and one nephew, Shane Nathaniel Brister.

In lieu of flowers would you please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Pulmonary Program at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Brister family.
Published in Leesville Daily Leader from Mar. 6 to Mar. 13, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Striffler-Hamby Mortuary
4071 Macon Road | Columbus, GA 31907 | (706) 563-2372
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