William Lavon Sistrunk
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Hathorn Funeral Home for William Lavon Sistrunk, 68, of Columbia, who passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8 in Hattiesburg. Burial followed on the Sistrunk Family Property. Bro. Roger Miller and Bro. W.D. Hibley officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Hathorn Funeral Home.
Family…that was the most important thing to Lavon Sistrunk. He enjoyed puzzles, deer hunting, spending time with his grandbabies and great-grandbabies and working in his garden. Most of all, he enjoyed turkey hunting. He was the fourth of nine children growing up in rural Marion County. In 1972, he met and married the love of his life, Beverly Bullock. Shortly after marriage, their family started. He worked in the oil field for over 50 years. For the last 30 plus years, he worked with Challenger Deepwell Services. Even after retirement, his conversations were oil field related. Over the years he gained many cherished friends, who became like family. He always instilled in his children hard work, loving deeply and keeping family together. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Martha Sistrunk, and one brother, Paul Sistrunk.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Beverly Sistrunk of Columbia; two sons, Trinity Sistrunk (Mary) of Lumberton and Destry Sistrunk (Jordan) of Columbia; two daughters, B.J. Beach (Clinton) of Columbia and Trina House (Jed) of Lumberton; four brothers, Frankie Sistrunk, Allen Sistrunk, Ricky Sistrunk and Reggie Sistrunk; four sisters, Nell McGill, Tete Peak, Rita Jo Henderson and Paulene Raynes; 10 grandchildren, Amber Olson (Brandon), Cody Smith (Mikaela Malone), Taylor Davis (Justin), Gevin Beach (Savannah), Brant Beach (Elizabeth), Layla Beach (Harley McQueen), Ty House, Trent House, Renee Hibley and D. Rawls; 10 great-grandchildren, Jayce Olson, Daxton Olson, Brayden Smith, Brileigh Smith, Trevor Smith, Hagen Davis, Raiden Beach, Kipton Beach, Kainyn Beach and Kohlson Beach.
Pallbearers were Skipper Beach, Brandon Stampley, Stacy Beach, Jeff Delancey, Brad Beach, Billy Beach, Raymond Pittman and Eric Ryals. Honorary pallbearer was David Cook.
Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at hathornfuneralhome.com.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.