Anthony John Listi

May 11, 1931May 7, 2018
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Anthony John Listi, beloved husband, father and grandfather went home to be at peace with the Lord on Monday, the 7th of May 2018.

He was born in Houston, Texas on the 11th of May 1931, to Sam and Jane Listi of Bryan, Texas. Graduated from Sacred Heart and then St. Thomas high school in 1950. A month before graduation he joined the US Marine Corps, with 23 of his classmates. He served in the Korean War for 3 years and received 2 purple hearts in different battles. He remained in standby reserves for 10 years.

He attended the University of Houston majoring in Accounting. He worked for Texas Industries Light Weight Aggregate division for 40 years. He began as an accountant in the Haydite Plant in Stafford, Texas in 1956. He rose to the level of Division Vice President of Light Weight Aggregate Production, putting him in charge of 4 production facilities. His concern for employee safety was his trademark. He was an innovator coming up with potential solutions for dangerous work situations including safety pull cords on conveyor belts, pre-start up alarms/strobe lights to warn workers which were all adopted by the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Rosemary, the love of his life for 62 years. Sons, Dr. Sam Listi & wife Margaret of Dallas, Anthony Charles Listi & wife Donna of Houston, Daughters, Mary Catherine Roberts & husband Jerry of Dallas. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janet and brother Sam. Called “PawPaw” by his grandchildren, survived by Michael Listi, Andrew Listi, Renee Listi, Krista Roberts, Shannon Roberts and Anthony Eugene Listi & wife Katie of Dallas with 2 great grandsons, Sammy and Peter Listi.

He will be remembered forever for his love of his faith, family, friends and concern for others. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock in the afternoon until eight o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 10th of May, in the Jasek chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. The recitation of the Holy Rosary is to commence at seven o’clock.

The funeral mass is to be offered at two o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 11th of May, at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway in Houston.

The Rite of Committal is to follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.


  • Scottish Rite of Dallas


  • Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 11, 2018

Anthony John Listi

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Randy Jones

May 9, 2018

Anthony was one of the first TXI employees I met when I joined the Company in February, 1969.
For my first three months, I was working at the Clodine Lightweight Aggregate plant. I think it rained 100% of the time! Most people don't realize that when that happens, the raw material turns into mud!
Second to Anthony's family, this plant was his love. Anthony was "Mister Lightweight" not only within TXI, but for all of the Lightweight producers in the United States.
Over my 40 years with TXI, some of my most memorable thoughts were of the times I spent with Anthony. Carolyn and I feel blessed that our lives have been touched by the Listi family.
God bless,
Randy and Carolyn Jones

Barrett Reese

May 9, 2018

Anthony was one of my favorite people. He was a good friend, co-worker and a just a good all-around human being who cared for others. He was blessed with a wonderful wife and great family. Some of my favorite memories are of working with Anthony to keep Clodine active and working when times got tough. I learned a lot about lightweight aggregate manufacturing from Anthony and he helped me to develop new products and open new opportunities for our plant's product. A very special memory of Anthony is a dove hunt at Clodine. We had many company hunts at Clodine. Anthony never hunted, but always helped out to make sure it was safe and we had everything we needed. One time we had many, many dove and Anthony decided he wanted to try it. I gave him my shotgun and a box of shells. He shot the entire box and got one bird. I asked how he liked it and he said, "it was fun but I don't see how anybody ever hits any of these birds. They fly too fast." God bless Rosemary,his children and grandchildren. They had a very special man in their life who was respected and liked by all that knew him. I am sure St. Peter met Anthony at the gate with open arms. He served his country in the most honorable way and lived a life we should all emulate. I am proud to call him a friend. Barrett Reese

Ted Brown

May 9, 2018

Tony Listi was one of the best friends I had during my 27 year tenure at TXI. We were introduced by Virgil Sewell (TXI Sr. VP) in 1965 or 1966 when I did the original site survey for the Clodine lightweight plant. Virgil thought the world of Tony as do I. He indeed was a pioneer in employee safety and always treated others as he would like to be treated. Farewell my friend. See you on the other side.