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Paul Daniel Brister

Funeral service for Mr. Paul Daniel Brister will be 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Riverwood Family, with interment at Topisaw Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Riverwood, and will resume at noon Sunday until time of the service.

Mr. Brister, 79, of Brookhaven, passed from this life and after 21 years of being unable to walk on this earth, walked into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was born Feb. 5, 1940, to the late Melton H. and Tera Smith Brister. He worked as a motorman in the oil field industry and was a member of Topisaw Baptist Church. Paul was an active sports participant in high school, playing basketball and baseball, and in his adult life, was an avid rabbit, turkey, and squirrel hunter. He was a very special and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and spent much quality time with all his family. He will be greatly missed by all those who love him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Robbie D. Brister; brothers, Henry Brister, Bill Brister and Sammy Brister; sister, Merle Buie; nephew, Ronnie Robinson; nieces, Karon Nichols and Shay Daughdrill; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Evelyn Brister, Barbara Daughdrill and Prentiss Buie; and his father and mother-in-law, Ray and Nona Daughdrill.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Charlotte Daughdrill Brister; son, Mark Brister (Andrea); daughter, Angie Phelps (Donald), brother, Barry Brister (Virginia); daughter-in-law, Tina Brister Ates (Eric); six grandchildren, Jennifer Phelps, Dane Brister (Rene’), Austin Brister, Savannah Brister, Maddie Phelps, Kelly Brister; and one great grandchild, Colton Brister. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Catherine Brister and Shortie Brister Mitchell (Bruce), and one very special sister-in-law, Carol McDonald; a host of special nieces and nephews, and a very special and loving puppy, Kasey Marie.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Hospice Ministries. The nurses and caregivers were exceptional and made life and death much easier to bear.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.