Mr. Vernal A. Lister

Mr. Lister passed away earlier this month at the age of 99. Vernal A. Lister who began his long and distinguished career with Garland ISD in 1958 as the Vocational Ag teacher at George Washington Carver School. In 1972, Mr. Lister’s career as an administrator began when he was appointed principal of Hillside Elementary School. He was subsequently appointed principal of Stephen F. Austin Middle School in 1974, a position he held until his retirement in 1983. His life is a portrait of a man of strong values and principals-a positive example for his former students and a lasting role model for the children who pass through the halls of his namesake.

We are forever grateful for the legacy he leaves with us. Please see information about his obituary and funeral services.