Clinton William Brister, 71, of Kirbyville, formerly of Orange, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, at Avalon Place in Kirbyville.

He was born Dec. 5, 1943 in Orange, to Alma Frances (Williamson) and Ivy Brister. He had lived the last two years in Kirbyville, prior in the Echo Community in Orange. Clinton had worked as a painter and sand blaster for many years in the area. He enjoyed going fishing and horseback riding. Clinton was a loving father, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed dearly. He loved spending time with his loving daughter, Kim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cheryl Brister and brothers, Samuel “SA” Brister, Dempsey Brister and Billy Brister.

Clinton is survived by his daughter, Kim Brister and fiancé, Dustin Allen of Bridge City; brothers Paul Brister and wife, Wanda of Kirbyville, Edgar Brister and wife, Mary of Orange and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Dorman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Burch officiating. Burial will follow at Ida Wilson Cemetery in Echo Community.

Honoring Clinton as pallbearers were Paul Brister, Warren Brister, Steve Brister, Tony Brister, Curtis Cook and Sam Brister. Honorary pallbearers were Dewy Woods and Mike Brister.

I lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dorman Funeral Home to help the family with final expenses. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.