Alton Joseph “A.J.” Maraist Jr.

Published 5:30 pm Thursday, July 14, 2022

Funeral services for Alton Joseph “A.J.” Maraist Jr., 85, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Laird Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

A.J. passed away on July 10, 2022, in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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He was born on January 9, 1937, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Alton and Mabel Maraist.

He attended Bishop Byrne High school and then earned a bachelor’s at Lamar University.

A.J. was a lawyer as well as a business owner.

He owned restaurants in Port Arthur, Crystal Beach, and Beaumont until he retired to Nacogdoches in 2011.

A.J. is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jo Beth; sons, Kevin, Bryant, Thad, and Todd Maraist; and step-daughter, Roxanne Wheeler.

The Maraist family is being served by Laird Funeral Home.

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