John M. Lister, 71, of El Dorado, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital.


John M. Lister, 71, of El Dorado, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Burial will follow the services at the Benton Cemetery.

John was born Dec. 19, 1938 in Leon, the son of John and Mary Lister. He has lived in Butler County most all of his life. He graduated from the Leon High School with the Class of 1957. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy. On June 21, 1964 he was married to Janice Cooley in El Dorado. He had many hobbies. He loved working on old antique engines, flying his ultra light, racing his boat, working on cars, and celebrating the 4th of July with fireworks.

Surviving family include his wife, Janice; one son, Troy (Stephanie) Lister of Benton; daughter, Tammy (Daniel) Haug of El Dorado; sisters, Jewell Hunt of Leon, Bea Hadsall of El Dorado and Linda Riggs of Oregon; and grandchildren, Gage, Autumn, Drake and Peyton.