Ricky "Rick" Lee Lister, 55 of rural Griggsville, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his residence. Rick was born in Hillsboro on Nov. 1, 1958, a son of Paul Douglas and Donna Mae White Lister. He married Vanessa Hull on Nov. 19, 1977, in Griggsville and she survives.
Rick had been employed as a safety/trainer coordinator at the Celanese Chemical Plant in Meredosia. Rick loved the outdoors and wanted to be outside all the time. He loved deer hunting and fishing, gardening and working in the yard with his grandkids' help. He enjoyed going to the Pittsfield Lake to camp and other campgrounds within the area with a group of friends. Rick dearly loved his grandkids and loved to watch their sporting events and greatly loved the time he spent with them.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Lister, of Griggsville; his wife, Vanessa; and two children, Eric (Amy Forshey) Lister of Perry, and a daughter, Kayla Lister of Griggsville; two grandsons, Bradyn and Dean Lister; and a granddaughter, Ashton Wainman. Additional survivors are three special nephews, Kevin Harris, Jeff Harris and Tommy Rowden; two sisters, Sheri (Leon) Clark of Beardstown and Debbie (Joe) Browning of Perry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Rick was preceded in death by his father; and grandparents, Elmer and Alice Lister and Raymond and Dorothy White.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Bro. Josh Ottwell officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Griggsville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to be made to the Rick Lister Sports Memorial Fund which will be distributed to various Pike County Youth Sports Programs. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield has been entrusted with the service.
Niebur Funeral Home - Pittsfield
530 West Adams
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Feb. 9, 2014