June 12, 2024
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James Douglas Poston

1937 – 2021

Services for James Douglas “J.D.” Poston, 84, of Alba, were held on June 11, at Pleasant Ridge Chapel, Alba. Jim Poston and Gilley Poston officiated. 

Interment followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba. Pallbearers were Dalton Wright, Aaron Graham, Jake Hass, Matt George, Kevin Wright and Greg Wright. Honorary Pallbearers were Ken Redfearn, Kent McAree, Casey Davis, Kent Hayes, Tony Hayes and Austin Brickey. 

Mr. Poston died on June 7, 2021, in Tyler. He was born on March 14, 1937, in Alba to Granville Gilbert and Adolphus Ermagene McKenzie Poston. He lived all his life in Alba and was a member of Enon Baptist Church, Alba. He served in the United States Navy and worked as a drilling superintendent in the petroleum industry. He was involved in the developing of oil and gas regulations. He loved rodeos, western movies and reading Louis L’Amour books. He also enjoyed fishing. 

Mr. Poston is survived by sons, Jim Poston and wife Carol of Tyler and Gilley Poston and wife Gay of Alba; brothers, Eddie Poston of Dallas and Andy Poston and wife Kay of Tyler; grandchildren, Ashley Nelson and husband Brian, Lindsey Pond and husband Brian, Dakota Poston and wife Alicia, and Chelsey Sheehan and husband Riley; six great-grandchildren; mother of his children, Louise Means; and numerous other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Gilley; and grandson, Mike Poston.

Memorials can be made to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, 139 RS County Road 2223, Emory, TX 75440, or Alzheimer’s Alliance at Alz.org.

Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.