Ellis Wayne Brister

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ellis Wayne Brister, Sr. 74, of Osceola, passed away Jan. 3, 2019, at his home. He was a farmer, welder and of the Pentecostal faith. Ellis Wayne Brister, Sr. was born Nov. 2, 1944 in Keiser to Edward D. and Mable Ruth Lawrence Brister.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Billy Brister, Alfred Brister, Dewey Brister and Gary Brister; two sisters, Betty Martin and Dorothy Gatewood.

He is survived by two sons, Ellis (Kelly) Brister Jr. of O'Fallon, Mo., and Donald (Kimberly) Brister of Jonesboro; four daughters, Angela Chandler of Lepanto, Melinda (Steve) Gryner of Manila, Sharon (Jim) Strickland of Prescott and Trina Pullen of Marked Tree; three brothers, Donnie Brister of Osceola, Ronnie Brister of Batesville and Rickey Brister of Lepanto; five sisters, Lena Herrington of Keiser, Linda Carr of Jonesboro, Carolyn Horton of Keiser, Frances Brister of Mammoth Spring, and Penny Challis of Blytheville; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and many friends.