John Sherman Dolister
March 26, 1942 - January 1, 2018
RALEIGH - John Dolister, 75, passed away on the morning of New Year's Day at Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh.
John will be missed by his wife of 32 years, Jillene (Jill) Dolister of the home, his daughter Laura (Raymond) Martin and his grandchildren Josh Martin and Ashley Martin, of St. Augustine, FL. his son Mark Dolister of Chapel Hill, NC, his stepson Kyle Thomas of Raleigh, NC., his sister Mary (Jacob) Klam of Madison, his brother Joe (Karen Hutton) Dolister of California.
John was preceded in death by his son Greg who passed away on the morning of New Year's Day in 1988, his brother Jim Dolister of Madison, WI and his parents Hap and Helen Dolister of Racine, WI.
John graduated from St. Catherine's High School in Racine, WI before obtaining his BS from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. He was employed at Western Publishing Co. in Racine, WI until transferring to the Fayetteville, NC manufacturing and distribution plant in 1979 where he worked until the closure of the plant in 1996.
After his career with Western Publishing John and Jill moved to Lexington Park, MD. and returned to Hope Mills after his retirement in 2006. They made the move to Raleigh in 2013 to be closer to the reputable health care offered in the area.
John was an avid life long Green Bay Packer fan. He played piano and loved jazz music. He enjoyed his close relationships with family and friends and his dog Mia.
Following a private service John was laid to rest in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery next to his son, Greg.