Sylvester Winfield Guist, Age 86, a life-long resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, passed away Monday, September 20, 2010, at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Arkansas. He was born January 16, 1924 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the son of Robert Edwin Guist and Elvie Edna Cook Guist. He was a charter member of Sang Avenue Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas. He loved the Lord and is now in heaven. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He retired from Arkhola Sand and Gravel after 33 years of service. He loved catfishing on the Illinois River and was an avid elk and deer hunter in Colorado for many years. He was a dedicated Arkansas Razorback fan; he loved those ‘Hawgs’ ! He was a loving husband, father, grandpa and great-grandpa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and seven sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Lois Ward Guist of the home, their three children and families:
daughter, Aulois Guist Johnson and son-in-law, Laurence Johnson of Leawood, Kansas, their son, Alexander Johnson and wife, Yuki Oba Johnson of Leawood, Kansas;
son, Charles Guist and daughter-in-law, Carol Maxwell Guist of Fayetteville, their daughters, Christa Guist Roy and husband, Tommy Roy, their children, Paxton and Mia of Springdale; Tamara Guist Lewis and husband, Drew Lewis, their children, Cayden, Addye, and Kynzie of Fayetteville; Amy Guist Hickman and husband, Zack Hickman, their son, Zayde of Fayetteville ;
son, Jim Guist and daughter-in-law, Sharon Gaudern Guist of Fayetteville; their children, Toni Guist, and her daughter, Isabella Guist, Bo Guist, Luke Guist, Hannah Guist, Grace Guist of Fayetteville and Faith Guist Foster and husband Trey Foster, their daughter, Karter of Fort Drum, New York.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 23rd from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Nelson-Berna Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Friday September 24th in the Chapel of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Dennis officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice 901 Jones Road Springdale, AR 72762.