He was preceded in death by his father, Darrel Sproat Liston. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Liston; his son, Jonathan Martin Liston and his wife JoAnna, and their children, Ransom and Jude of Kentucky; his mother, Mary Louise Liston of Baton Rouge, La.; his brothers, Jim and his wife Judy Liston of Florida, and Dr. Bill Liston and his wife Jane of Virginia; his sister, Libby Liston Roper and husband Russell of Baton Rouge, La.; nephews, Benjamin Liston, Benjamin Roper and David Roper; and nieces, Rachel Liston, Andrey Liston and Jordan Dawson.
Jon was a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, had a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He was an Eagle Scout and encouraged and mentored his son and three nephews to obtain the rank of Eagle in Scouting.
Jon was employed at the University of Georgia. He was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church.
Donations in Jon’s name may be made to the Stephens Ministry at Tuckston United Methodist Church, 4175 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605.