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Johnson Funeral Home

218 Highway 106 West, Georgiana, AL

OBITUARY

Gary D. Faust Sr.

June 19, 1935October 19, 2019
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Gary Donald Faust, Sr. was born in Butler County on June 19, 1935. Gary was a graduate of McKenzie High School class of 1954. It was in high school where he met his sweetheart Mary Frances Nixon. Gary and Frances were married for 64 years and had two boys, Gary Donald (Don) Faust, Jr. and Jeffrey Boyd (Jeff) Faust. During their marriage, Gary enjoyed many occupations, but his most rewarding was working for the Andalusia Star News and Opp News in advertising.

Gary liked to spend time hunting, fishing, working in the fields, and working outside in his yard. He was always busy with a project. Gary also loved to sing and play his guitar. After his retirement, Gary was well known for singing and picking his guitar at neighboring churches and nursing homes. If you knew Gary, or have been to his house, then you know he was likely to doodle on paper at any given time, jotting down notes, writing poems, or drawing animals or people. Gary was a true “Faust.” He was honest to a fault, and maybe even a little stubborn, but you could always call on him if you needed a helping hand. He checked on his family and friends often and used any opportunity to share his love of Jesus with others.

Gary died at his home on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the age of 84. He will be loved and missed deeply by his close family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife Frances, of Red Level, AL, his sons Don Faust of Maylene, AL and Jeff Faust of Brewton, AL, his granddaughter Audra Faust of Maylene, AL, his sister Doris Faust Underwood of Chillicothe, IL, his sister-in-law Carolyn Haupert Faust of McKenzie, AL and countless nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Preceding Gary in death are his parents Dearl and Emma Faust of McKenzie, AL, Gary’s siblings Alcie Faust (Bill Williams) of Chillicothe, IL, Tearence Faust (Vannie Lee Cole) of McKenzie, AL, Reace Faust (Tommy Lynch) of Flat Rock, AL, Thurl Faust (Margaret Crose) of Spanish Fort, AL, Carlos Faust (Edna Hobbs) of Holtville, AL, and Woodrow Faust of McKenzie, AL, his brother-in-law Bob Underwood of Chillicothe, IL, and Gary’s daughter-in-law Linda Bond Faust of Maylene, AL.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Gary’s life on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgiana. Visitation will be held at 10am, followed by the funeral at 11. The burial will be immediately afterwards at Pleasant Hill (Saints) Cemetery in McKenzie.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Dale Faust, Dean Faust, Joe Faust, Tim Faust, Sr., Tim Faust, Jr., Kerry Nixon, Craig Noe, and Ron Noe.

Honorary pallbearers are: John Bennett, Danny Browder, Terry Faust, Everett Gomillion, Donnie Lynch, and C.L. Smith.

  • FAMILY

  • Frances Faust, Wife
  • Don Faust, Son
  • Jeff Faust, Son
  • Doris Underwood, Sister
  • Audra Faust, Granddaughter

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Memories

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Vicki Harwell Johnson

October 21, 2019

I'm so sorry for your terrific loss. It's been a bad couple of months for the Class of 1954....we lost Lanell last month.

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Biography

Gary Donald Faust, Sr. was born in Butler County on June 19, 1935. Gary was a graduate of McKenzie High School class of 1954. It was in high school where he met his sweetheart Mary Frances Nixon. Gary and Frances were married for 64 years and had two boys, Gary Donald (Don) Faust, Jr. and Jeffrey Boyd (Jeff) Faust. During their marriage, Gary enjoyed many occupations, but his most rewarding was working for the Andalusia Star News and Opp News in advertising.

Gary liked to spend time hunting, fishing, working in the fields, and working outside in his yard. He was always busy with a project. Gary also loved to sing and play his guitar. After his retirement, Gary was well known for singing and picking his guitar at neighboring churches and nursing homes. If you knew Gary, or have been to his house, then you know he was likely to doodle on paper at any given time, jotting down notes, writing poems, or drawing animals or people. Gary was a true “Faust.” He was honest to a fault, and maybe even a little stubborn, but you could always call on him if you needed a helping hand. He checked on his family and friends often and used any opportunity to share his love of Jesus with others.

Gary died at his home on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the age of 84. He will be loved and missed deeply by his close family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife Frances, of Red Level, AL, his sons Don Faust of Maylene, AL and Jeff Faust of Brewton, AL, his granddaughter Audra Faust of Maylene, AL, his sister Doris Faust Underwood of Chillicothe, IL, his sister-in-law Carolyn Haupert Faust of McKenzie, AL and countless nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Preceding Gary in death are his parents Dearl and Emma Faust of McKenzie, AL, Gary’s siblings Alcie Faust (Bill Williams) of Chillicothe, IL, Tearence Faust (Vannie Lee Cole) of McKenzie, AL, Reace Faust (Tommy Lynch) of Flat Rock, AL, Thurl Faust (Margaret Crose) of Spanish Fort, AL, Carlos Faust (Edna Hobbs) of Holtville, AL, and Woodrow Faust of McKenzie, AL, his brother-in-law Bob Underwood of Chillicothe, IL, and Gary’s daughter-in-law Linda Bond Faust of Maylene, AL.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Gary’s life on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgiana. Visitation will be held at 10am, followed by the funeral at 11. The burial will be immediately afterwards at Pleasant Hill (Saints) Cemetery in McKenzie.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Dale Faust, Dean Faust, Joe Faust, Tim Faust, Sr., Tim Faust, Jr., Kerry Nixon, Craig Noe, and Ron Noe.

Honorary pallbearers are: John Bennett, Danny Browder, Terry Faust, Everett Gomillion, Donnie Lynch, and C.L. Smith.