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Hartselle Enquirer

John Charles Eyster

By Staff
April 16, 2010
Funeral for John Charles Eyster, 80, of Decatur was Sun., April 18, at 3 p.m. at the Chapel at Quail Creek in Hartselle with Peck Funeral Home directing.
Private burial was at Decatur Cemetery.
Mr. Eyster died Fri., April 16, 2010, at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital. He was born March 4, 1930, in Decatur to Charles Harris Eyster and Katharine Bibb Eyster. He was first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ and he gave generously of his time, talent and resources to help further God’s kingdom. He received a BA from the University of the South in Sewanee and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama. He was an Army veteran, having served in the Counter Intelligence Corps in the Korean War. He practiced law for almost 30 years, working alongside his father and brother. He was also active in developing and managing real estate in Decatur and Morgan County. He was president and Lt. Governor of the Kiwanis Club, president of Decatur Chamber of Commerce, president of Boys Club and one of the founders of the Industrial Development Board of Decatur and helped to recruit a number of businesses to Decatur. In his later years, he designed, developed and built Quail Creek Golf Resort with the help of his son-in-law, Matt Nail. The chapel at Quail Creek was built to hold the congregation of The Church at Quail Creek, a church he helped start. He was a member of the The Church at Quail Creek and enjoyed his years as a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and Southside Baptist Church as well. He loved his Lord, his wife and family, his work, his community and his country. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles H. Eyster Jr. and William Bibb Eyster.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Love Weeks Eyster; three children, Carol Nail and husband Matt, Elizabeth Vickery and husband Mike and John Eyster Jr. and wife Lisa; seven grandchildren, Heather Nail, Luke Nail, Ginny Pylant and husband John, Morgan Coulter and husband Dan, Kate Peek and husband David, Mary Frances Eyster and Katie Eyster; and three great-grandchildren, Mary Bibb Pylant, Virginia Pylant and Caroline Coulter.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Campus Crusade for Christ or to a favorite charity.

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