Meridian Star


June 30, 2013

John C. Gist, Sr.

MERIDIAN —     Mr. John C. Gist Sr., 75, of Causeyville community died Friday his home.

    Mr. Gist’s wishes were granted by having a private family graveside service today at Gist Family Cemetery. Reverend Ryan Moore officiated and Robert Barham Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Gist was born in Pryor, Okla. in 1937 and worked as an electrician out of IBEW Local Union #917 of Meridian.

    Survivors include sons, John C. Gist, Jr. and his wife, Lynda of Lauderdale, Scott H. Gist, Sr., and his wife, Beth of Meridian, daughters, Cinde Gist of Home of Hope in Vinita, Okla., Betty York and her husband, Clynt, of Owasso, Okla.; grandchildren, Scott H. Gist, Jr., and wife Samantha of Meridian, Brooks Gist and wife, Michelle of Pascagoula; Eric Gist and wife, Amy of Meridian, Hunter Gist, of Meridian, Travis York and wife, Mindy of Owasso, Okla. and Kelly Mounce and husband Jay of Clinton, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Madison and Mason Gist of Meridian, Abby Gist, of Hickory, James Gist, of Pascagoula, Gibson and Griffin Gist, of Meridian, Patrik and Priscilla Le, of Owasso, Okla.; Trynton and Trinity York of Owasso; sister, Jaci Barron and husband, Dr. Gary Barron of Hico, Texas; a lifelong best friend, Jack Moman of Cullman, Ala., and numerous nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Blair Batson Children’s Hospital in honor of great grandchildren Madison and James Gist.

    Family and friends may sign online guestbook at

    There was no visitation at Mr. Gist’s request.

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