Herbert Ray Geist

January 27, 2024

Herbert Geist Obituary

Mr. Ray Geist, age 95 of Bankston, AL, entered Eternity on Saturday evening, January 27, 2024 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his wife: Francis Geist, daughter: Virginia Geist, parents: Homer and Maude Geist, brothers: Ellis and Norman Geist, grandson: James Watkins, great-grandson: John Ross Watkins, daughter-in-law: Kathy Geist, and great-nephew: Aaron Geist.

Survivors include his sons: Tony Geist and Kenneth Geist (Marilyn), sister-in-law: Ann Teal, nephew: Pastor Dwight Geist, grandchildren: Tim Watkins (Kimberly), Mike Geist (Lisa), Shaina Gay (Trey), Amanda Geist, great-grandchildren: Wesley Watkins (Brooke) and Austin Rouse, great-great-grandchildren: Trent and Cade Watkins, Molly Geist, Westin and Tatum Watkins.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 11-A.M. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Bro. Jarrett Lovelace will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10-11 A.M.

Pallbearers will be: Trey Gay, Wesley Watkins, Austin Rouse, Michael Geist, and Tim Watkins.

In lieu of gifts, contributions in memory of Ray can be given to the organization that Ray and Francis Geist assisted in starting: SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology) at 2944 County Road 113, Lineville, AL 36266 or online at Please designate Ray Geist on your donation.


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January 31, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Nelson Funeral Home
3659 Hwy 171 North
Fayette, AL 35555

Funeral Service
January 31, 2024

11:00 AM
Nelson Funeral Home
3659 Hwy 171 North
Fayette, AL 35555


Oak Grove Cemetery


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