J. Burl Gist died May 24, 2017 near Placerville California where he resided for over 10 years. He was 97.
Mr. Gist was born in Texas but his parents moved to Southern California when he was an infant. Burl was an only child. He lived in San Marcos California with his family for over 30 years.
Mr. Gist retired from the City of Escondido where he worked as a draftsman in the Engineering Department and later as a public works inspector. He was well known as an outstanding athlete in fast pitch softball throughout Southern California and later as a world class track and field star in Senior Athletics. His wife, Jeanne Moore Gist, died in 1994.
Survivors include his three sons; Nelson Gist, Jay Gist and Brock Gist and his daughter Gail Gist Booth, nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. Mr. Gist was laid to rest June 7 in the San Marcos Cemetery.