Samuel Leroy Brister, a veteran of the Vietnam War and resident of Durant, Oklahoma joined his Savior on December 13, 2019 at the age of 72. He was born in Banty, Oklahoma on March 7, 1947 to James Walter Brister and Madell (Bell) Brister. Samuel married Judie Cogburn in Sherman, Texas on December 5, 974. Family hour will be from 6-8:00 PM on Tuesday December 17th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A celebration of his life was held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 AM Wednesday December 18th and Pastor Jesse West officiated. His final resting place will be the Highland Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma.
Samuel proudly served his country during the Vietnam War earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his bravery and courage. He was a lifetime member of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Samuel cherished his beloved family, he gladly dedicated his life to be the best husband, father and grandfather he could be. He enjoyed a quiet day with his fishing pole in his hand and singing praise and worship at his home church the Victory Tabernacle.
Mr. Brister is survived by his beloved wife Judie Gene of the home, children, Brianna Sherman of the home, Joye Brister of Ada, Oklahoma, Rosie Brister of Mesa, Arizona, Walter Brister of Durant, Oklahoma, and Abbiegail Coleman and husband Bruce of Durant, Oklahoma, grandchildren, Shannon Long and Shaylin Long of the home, Brandynn Coleman, Naythan Coleman, and James Ryan Coleman all of Durant, Oklahoma; siblings, WJ Brister of Durant, Oklahoma, Patsy Yandell, Jerry Brister of Durant, Oklahoma, James Brister and wife Kathy, and also survived by nephews, James and Ray Brister.
Mr. Brister was preceded in death by his parents, son, Samuel Brister, stepfather, Kenneth Blankenship, grandparents, LeRoy and Rosie Bell and Samuel and Elizabeth Brister.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com.