John M. Liston, 83, of Vidor died Friday, July 2, 2010 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with graveside services to follow at 2 p.m. at Springhill Cemetery in Hemphill. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home.

A native of Orangefield, he lived in Jasper for 15 years before moving to Vidor three years ago. He served his country in the Navy during World War II.

John is survived by his wife, Betty Liston of Vidor; sons, Martin Liston of Orangefield, Clifford Liston of Norman, Okla., and Michael Liston of Germany; daughter, LaNell Johnson of Brackettville; sister, Earline Masters of Beaumont; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.