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Alton "Leroy" Lister

August 20, 1957 — April 10, 2023

Forest City, NC


Alton “Leroy” Lister, age 65, of Forest City, passed away Monday, April 10, 2023 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby.

Leroy was born Tuesday, August 20, 1957 in Greenville, SC to the late Robert Lister and Beatrice Hawkins Lister. He worked in textiles for forty-eight years. Having worked for Mastercraft, Three Tex Mill, Cone Jacquard and Hamrick Mill. He was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed working on old cars and watching westerns. He loved his family dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Dennis Lister and Wayne Lister of Greer, SC and Randall Lister of Greenville.

Those left to cherish fond memories include his wife of thirty-two years, Brenda Dixon Lister; children, Tonya Bradshaw (Kevin) of Greer, SC and Todd Lister of Easley, SC; stepchildren, Dewayne Brackett of Bostic, Bobby Brackett of Forest City and April Brackett of Spindale; brother, Carl “Jim” Lister (Pat) of Campobello, SC; sisters, Sherry Jackson (Steve) of Taylors, SC, Karen Reeves (Jim) of Landrum, SC and Sharon Sanders (Johnny) of Greenville, SC. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michael Young of Shelby, Brandon Brackett (Amanda) of Kingsport, TN, Dewayne Brackett (Michaela) of Forest City, Taylor Hutchins (Robert) of Mooresboro, LeAnn Brackett of Forest City, Randy Grant (Natasha) of Marion, Bethany Grant of Marion, Dauston Brackett (Lauren) of Forest City, Johnathan Rice (Emily) of Tennessee, Coby Rice (Emily) of Taylors and Bralan Edmonds of Greer; his beloved great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Braxton and Mason Brackett all of Forest City, Uriah Hall and Alexis Brackett of Kingsport, TN and Dakota Grant of Marion.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 13th with Reverend Ernie Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are requested to Wendover Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service

1251 US-221, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 13, 2023

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery

1743 Chase High Rd, Forest City, NC 28043

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