Dr. Dennis Riston


Dr. Dennis Dekoven Riston, 72, of Lumberton, passed away at Memorial Hermann Hospital Tuesday, January 4, 2022 after a short illness. He was born in Chicago, Illinois to Lee and Ruth Riston. 

Graveside service was Tuesday, January 11 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton. 

He had many years of military service, notably serving as the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fort Polk in Leesville, Louisiana. After leaving the military he built one of the first birthing centers in Texas in the city of Lumberton. 

Survivors include his children, Dennis Avery Riston and Rihanna Ruth Riston.