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Bobby Wayne Rister


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Bobby Wayne Rister Obituary
Services for Bobby Wayne Rister, 83, of Sweetwater, will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Hamlin Memorial Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Rister died on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 10, 1932 in Roby, Texas. He married Bonnie M. Criswell on Sept. 18, 1959 in Cisco, Texas. He was a graduate of Roby High School and attended Tarleton State and Texas A&M. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was Program Director and Automotive Instructor at TSTI from 1972 until 1990. Bob moved to Sweetwater in 1972 from Fentress, Texas and a very active member of First Baptist Church and a Deacon Emeritus.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie M. Rister of Sweetwater; daughters, Judy Rister Poe and husband Virgel of Granbury, Cindy Rister Saunders of Bronte and Lisa Rister Walling and husband Chris of Dripping Springs; son, Bobby Dale Rister of Corpus Christi; sisters, Dorinne Glenn of Round Rock and Shirley Key and husband T.J. of Abilene; brothers, D.J. "Cotton" Rister and wife Beverly of Roby and Bill Rister and wife Karyl of Abilene; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Geta (Pair) Rister and two brothers, Jack "Ham" Rister and Lonnie Rister.
Pallbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church: Mike Wilks, Gene Elston, Dr. Robert Eaker, Jeff Lay, Stan Tucker and David Welch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1258, Sweetwater TX 79556 in memory of Bob Rister.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Jan. 22, 2016
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