Freddie Lynn Grist, 67 of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Charleston, Arkansas.

He was born on September 12, 1949 in Paris to his parents Cecil Burl and Emma Gail (Blackwell) Grist. He was a University of Arkansas Ggraduate, worked as a Dale Carnegie Sales Consultant Instructor Trainer and a United States Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam era.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Burl and Emma Gail (Blackwell) Grist and his niece, Jordan Grist.

He is survived by his two daughters, April Grist of Ashville, North Carolina and Rose Grist of Ashville, North Carolina; two sisters, Chandra Rush and husband David of New Blaine and Lori Smith and husband Raymond of Paris and two brothers, Reggie Grist and wife Donna of Paris and Wayne Grist and wife Christy of Paris.

There will be a private memorial service held at a later date under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris. Online guestbook at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Paris High School Class of 1967 Reunion Fund, C/O Linda Goodson, 4025 S. State Highway 309, Paris, AR 72855.