Evans Funeral Home announces the death of the Rev. Mr. Dale Frank Lister, age 65, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, November 21, 2008.
He was born on May 20, 1943, in Toledo, Ohio, a son to Mrs. Rose Hundsrucker Lister of Toledo, Ohio, and the late Albert Lister. Dale attended the University of Toledo in Ohio, Buffalo State in N.Y and Furman University in South Carolina. He also completed specialized courses at American Institute of Baking, Manhattan, Kansas.
He was involved in the design of high speed bakeries and sales of bakery
equipment for 33 years. His most current position was Regional Sales Manager
at Gemini Bakery Equipment Company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa. In
February of 2007, Dale was ordained a permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese
of Atlanta, ministering to the St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
Commerce, GA. He was selected as an honorary co-chairman of the 2008 Relay
for Life Team.
Survivors, including his mother, are his wife of 42 years, Pamela Lister,
Jefferson, GA; sons, Gregory Scott Lister, Commerce, GA, Mark Richard and
Sonja Hope Lister, Woodstock, GA, Tim Michael Lister, Cumming, GA; sister,
Barbara Knannlein, Toledo, Ohio; brother, Al Lister, Columbus, Ohio; four
grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna Lister, Mallori and Macy Lister.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. in the
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens, GA. Monsignor Richard Lopez will be
the Celebrant. The visitation will be held Monday, November 24, 2008, from
4-8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Catherine Laboure Building Fund in memory of Dale Lister, 708 State St., Commerce, GA 30529.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, GA 706-367-5467.