Thomas (Tom) D. Brister age 82, of Beebe went to be with the Lord November 14, 2020. He was born June 9, 1938 in Mississippi to David and Grace Brister. He served as a Church of Christ minister for several congregations and retired from preaching at Austin Church of Christ after being there for 18 years. He also worked for DHS as a social worker at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He was active in Lads to Leaders, an organization in training young people to be leaders and to do what is right. He loved to garden and grow vegetables. He spent his life serving God and others with all his heart. He is survived by his wife Juanez, of 57 years; three sons Tim (Amelia) Brister of Searcy, Trent (Sonia) Brister of Melbourne Florida, Thad (Rachel) Brister of Bryant; one brother Wendal “Jeff” (Janie) Brister, Senatobia, Mississippi; five grandchildren David Brister, Sarah Taylor, Ian Brister, Alexia Brister, Allie Brister. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Roy and two sisters, Wilma “Dee” and Mary Nell.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Northside Church of Christ in Beebe. Burial will be at Cheek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, November 16, from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Smith Westbrook Funeral Home. All CDC guidelines will be followed.
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