OBITUARY

Russell Webster Fackler

July 27, 1952January 28, 2019
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Russell Webster Fackler, 66, of Marietta, GA passed away on Monday January 28, 2019. Russell was born July 27, 1952 in LaGrange, GA. son of the late Dr. W.B. Fackler, Jr. and Marjorie Turner Fackler.

He was educated in the LaGrange School system and graduated from both LaGrange High School and LaGrange College. He then spent over 40 years with the Georgia Power Company before retiring in 2018. All who knew Russell will remember his ready smile, and calm demeanor, and love of his friends, golf and fishing. Most of all, however, Russell loved God and his family.

He is survived by his Fiancee', Sharon Andrews; Mother, Marjorie Fackler; brother, Ron Fackler; brother Whit and Jan Fackler; sister, Jane and David Whitmer; six nieces and nephews and eight grand nieces and nephews.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, February 1, 2019 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Chapel from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00am at First United Methodist Church followed by a private Family burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to William B. and Marjorie T. Fackler Scholarship Fund at LaGrange College in memory of Russell Fackler.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Andrews, Fianc'ee
  • Marjorie Turner Fackler, Mother
  • Ron Fackler, Brother
  • Whit and Jan Fackler, Brother
  • Jane and David Whitmer, Sister
  • Mr. Russell Fackler leaves behind 6 nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • William B. and Marjorie T. Fackler Scholarship Fund

Services

  • The Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Russell Webster Fackler

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Eddie Yearta

February 2, 2019

On behalf of the Yearta Family please accept our heartfelt sympathy to the Fackler family. We shared many wonderful moments with Russell and looked upon him as a family member. His memory will always be in my heart.

Caroline Moss

February 2, 2019

Many many years we made trips to laGrange to visit all the family lots of great memories! I was closest to his sister Laura and will never forget growing up around them! Cousin Russell you will be missed
Caroline prayers for aunt Marjorie and the family

Deborah Lukken Edge

February 1, 2019

Jane and Mimi,
I am so very sorry about Russell. You both know how much he was loved. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and miss you. Deb Edge

Steve Taylor

February 1, 2019

Just gaze upon a graceful, athletic, compassionate, caring and loving man. Russell you will have a place in our collective hearts forever. Your MLK brothers

George Daniel

February 1, 2019

I grew up with Russell. A super guy. It saddens me to lose such a friend as friends like Russell are treasures. He and I caught so, so many fish in Piney Woods lake when we were young. I will alway remember those days like it was yesterday. What great times...

Kay Farner

February 1, 2019

I have so many memories I do not know where to start. Russell and I worked together at GPC Plant McDonough for 39 yrs. We worked many long hrs. together in all kinds of situations, start-ups, outages, chemical cleanings, weekends, holidays, etc. The commitment during the start-up of the new gas units was particularly demanding. We built a strong friendship along the way and we depended on each other a lot....I guess you would say we had each other's back. He was one of the most resourceful people I knew; he could always come up with the proper "rig" if he didn't have the tool to fix it....sometimes funny looking! He was also one of the most analytical folks, once scoring 93% analytical on a personality test we took. This meant he was the man to call when no one else could figure it out! There was nothing he liked better than a good problem to solve. He became the "go to" guy on the team. Everyone respected him and seeked out his help and expertise on the Chemistry Team. He was a known resource in Southern Company. He became a mentor/teacher/professor to the younger folks coming in. They loved working with him. He was great at finding high air-in-leakage, which was a bad thing , as we had parameters. He affectionately became known as Snoop Dog when it came to finding air leaks. If there was there was strife on the team, he would always say "What would Andy do", meaning Andy Griffith. Russellwas quite the writer also; when I neededto wordsmith an email or document, I would get his input. And if you ever had to give somebody a "but chewing" he could make it sound nice! All new he was an avid good golfer. When he played with Ted and Dennis Smith I would ask "How much money did you take from them this time?" He must have been a good fisherman; he told me he could smell them! He loved taking off work to fish with his late friend "Peter Boy." He would say I was one of his best friends...I was flattered. Godspeed my dear friend!!

Ralph Davenport

February 1, 2019

In all my years on this earth I have never met a better person than Russell. He was a great friend to me and everyone he met. He always had a positive attitude about everything. In 1993 we got a golf outing together and 27 years later it is still happening largely because of Russell Fackler. He will be missed by me and everyone that knew him. God just added a great player to his team.

Dennis Smith

January 31, 2019

Russell was a great friend to me, we golfed together, was coworkers for over 35 years,,,,to me Russel was "Cat Daddy". Nickname I gave him many years ago. We talked many a miles in golf carts about our golf games, Alabama and Georgia football, God, and Heaven. We shared many a cabin in the old days on our Ga. Power golf trips every May, whether in Cordele, McRae, Callaway Gardens, Had some great times on our Power co. Golf tournaments in Myrtle Beach . I never seen Russell lose his temper, the coolest "cat" on the golf course and the most laid back guy I ever met. Russell was a guy that about everyone liked and loved ,,lately he shared a lot of his feelings towards Sharon,, he was so happy he had her in his life , I haven't ever seen him this happy , he was crazy about Sharon.. Cat Daddy I'm going to miss you, I loved you like my own brother,,, you my friend ,have been moved up to THE GOLDEN TEES

Ted Smith

January 31, 2019

Russell was a close Friend, a great coworker, and a brother to me. We shared many good times from going to Vegas for my 60th to our annual golf trip as cabin mates. We solved many of the worlds problems in our discussions in a Golf cart or sharing a beer. I always knew that we could discuss anything from cooking on the green egg to our finances. He was always supportive and was a great role model for my boys. He will be missed by all that knew him. See you at the 1st Tee.

David Garrett,

January 30, 2019

Russell was a Good Man and a Key Employee, at Plant McDonough/Atkinson. It was a pleasure working with and being around Russell, I never heard a bad thing said about Russell. I never was concerned when Russell was over the Water Chemistry Lab, he was very smart and cool under pressure. I played a lot of Golf with Russell and he was a scratch golfer and beat me most of the time, but we had fun. I pray that God will provide comfort and peace to Russell's family during this difficult time David R. Garrett, Retired Plant Manager, for McDonough/Atkinson

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Biography

Russell Webster Fackler, 66, of Marietta, GA passed away on Monday January 28, 2019. Russell was born July 27, 1952 in LaGrange, GA. son of the late Dr. W.B. Fackler, Jr. and Marjorie Turner Fackler.

He was educated in the LaGrange School system and graduated from both LaGrange High School and LaGrange College. He then spent over 40 years with the Georgia Power Company before retiring in 2018. All who knew Russell will remember his ready smile, and calm demeanor, and love of his friends, golf and fishing. Most of all, however, Russell loved God and his family.

He is survived by his Fiancee', Sharon Andrews; Mother, Marjorie Fackler; brother, Ron Fackler; brother Whit and Jan Fackler; sister, Jane and David Whitmer; six nieces and nephews and eight grand nieces and nephews.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, February 1, 2019 at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Chapel from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00am at First United Methodist Church followed by a private Family burial.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to William B. and Marjorie T. Fackler Scholarship Fund at LaGrange College in memory of Russell Fackler.


Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240, (706) 884-8636.