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Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARY

James "Jim" Maxfield Lister

May 13, 1924July 10, 2019

James “Jim” M. Lister was called to be with our Lord on July 10, 2019 at the age of 95. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on May 13, 1924 to the late Sidney Octavia and Lucy (Cassard) Lister. The family then moved to San Antonio where he spent his childhood on the banks of the San Antonio River.

He formed lifelong friendships at St. Leos Elementary School. He acquired machine shop skills at Burbank High School, but left after two years to join civil service in order to help support his family. In the civil service he helped build facilities in England to support the war effort. Later he won many awards for his inventions. He served in the United States Army and the Air Force where he learned to fly. After retirement from civil service he ran a weekly auction for used furniture and antiques.

In 1946 he married Doris Lee Orsak. They raised eight children together. Later he married Sharon Lee Bales. They raised one child together. He had many interests and activities during his long life including golden gloves boxing, playing the guitar, singing, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He was a gunsmith, a licensed pilot and an auctioneer. He once ran for San Antonio City Council.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Doris; all of his siblings; his children, James Michael and Catherine Anne. He is survived by his wife Sharon; sons, Robert (Cecilia), John (Vicki), Thomas (Caroline), Lawrence (Juanita) and Daniel (Cristela); Daughters, Margaret and Lucy; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services

23 July

Family Receiving Friends

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

23 July

Sharing of Memories

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

23 July

Recitation of The Holy Rosary

7:00 pm

Sunset North Funeral Home

910 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

24 July

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am

St Padre Pio Catholic Church

3843 Bulverde Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78259

24 July

Committal Service with Military Honors

11:30 am

Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery

Shelter # Three

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78209

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