Jonathan Darrel Liston was born May 8th, 1953 in Erie Pennsylvania. He passed away unexpectedly on December 26th, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrel Sproat Liston. He is survived by: Cathy Liston; his son, Jonathan Martin Liston, and his wife Jo Anna, their children Ransom and Jude; by his mother, Mary Louise Liston; his brothers, Jim and wife Judy Liston of Florida, Dr. Bill Liston and his wife Jane of Virginia and his sister Libby Liston Roper and husband Russell; nephews, Benjamin Liston, Benjamin Roper, David Roper and nieces Rachel Liston, Audrey Liston, and Jordan Dawson. Jon was a graduate of University of Texas
at Arlington, earned a Masters degree from the University of Georgia
, and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was an eagle scout and encouraged and mentored his son and three nephews to obtain the rank of eagle in scouting. His kind heart and spirit will be missed by all who knew him. Arrangements for a memorial service are being made by his family and Church family in Athens.