OBITUARY

General Dudley Faver

August 17, 1916August 5, 2011

Graveside services with military honors for General Dudley E. Faver, 94, of Lubbock will be held at 10 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2011 at Resthaven Memorial Park. A memorial service will follow at 11 am at St. Paul’s on the Plains Episcopal Church with Father Jim Haney and Rev. Kara Wischmeyer officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:30 to 6:30, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com.

He passed from this life Friday, August 5, 2011.

General Dudley E. Faver was born August 17, 1916 near Sweetwater, Texas to the late Lewis and Nina (Scott) Faver. He graduated from Newman High School, Sweetwater, Texas in 1933. In 1937 he graduated from Abilene Christian College. After his graduation from college he was employed by private industry for a year and then by the Levelland Public School system for two years. In 1940 he applied for the Army Air Corps flying Cadet Program and was accepted in Class 41-H. He graduated October 31, 1941. Upon graduation he was assigned as a flight instructor in the Advanced Flying Training School at Mather Air Base. In 1943 Mr. Faver, applied and was accepted for assignment in the new Instrument Instructor Flight Program at Bryan Air Base and later moved to Barksdale Air Base as Director of the classroom phase of that school. In March of 1947 he transferred to the Alaskan Air Command, Anchorage, Alaska, to become the Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations.

In June of 1949 he left Alaska for entry in the Air Force Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., his assignment upon his graduation in December 1949, was to Tyndall Air Force Base as Flight Squadron Commander. Fifteen months later, in 1952 he transferred to a newly formed organization in Wichita, Kansas. This unit had the mission of conversion of SAC’s B-29 crews to flying Boeing’s new jets, B-47s. Lt. Col. Faver's responsibility was the classroom phase of the conversion program. In 1953, a second B-47 Training Wing was activated at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Orlando, Florida. Col. Faver was transferred there as the Flying Group Commander.

The next move, in the spring of 1954, was to Air Force headquarters as the Director of the Manning Unit in Air Force Personnel Responsible for the assignment of all Air Force officers below the grade of Colonel. In the fall of 1957, he entered the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, and graduated in the summer of, 1958, with overseas orders to Leon, France, there he was assigned to the 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing as Deputy for the Operations. In less than six months in 1959, he was moved to a more urgent requirement at USAFE, HQ, ADVON, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

The next two and one-half years were served as the Director, IRBM Deployment activity for USAFE (HQ). This organization handled the negotiations efforts between the United States and both Italy and Turkey for the placement of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles on their soil. By the time this tour of duty was completed in 1962, the missiles were in place and operational. In 1962 he was assigned to Amarillo Air Base as Commander of the Technical Training School. In 1964, he was back to flying business again as Commander of the advanced flying training program at Reese Air Base. While there he was promoted to Brigadier General. Here, he married Dorris Kirk Maxey who served with him, his multiple assignments for 45 years. On June 26, 1966 he departed Reese for a USAF Dep. Director, AF Personnel Planning job in the Pentagon. In the summer of 1969 he left the Pentagon to become Commander, TUSLOG, Ankara, Turkey. While there he received his second star. 1971 marked his return to the Pentagon as Director of the Personnel Council for the Secretary of the Air Force. In 1973 after statutory retirement from the Air Force he was appointed by President Nixon as Regional Administrator for the new Office of Energy in Denver, CO. While in Denver, General Faver accepted an invitation to formulate and initiate a new Masters Program at Denver University for applicants with five or more years of experience as a professional manager. In the summer of 1980 he moved to the College of Business, Texas Tech University and had taught some phase of the management program ever since, except for the sabbatical year that was served as district Governor, rotary International, District 5730 (1999-2000).

General Faver was a involved in many Public Service Activities, he was a member of the Kiwanis Club 1951 to 1952, member to the Lions Club 1964 -1966, member of the Rotary Club 1939- 1940 and 1980 to present, Texas Tech University’s Loaned Executive to United Way Drive 1981, Member of Goodwill Board, 1985 - present, and a member of Work Source Development Board 1990 – 1995. He was also involved in many Military Services Related Activities including the Air Force Association, Military Officers Association, Society of Daedalians (military pilots only) and a member of Vietnam Center Advisory Board 1988- present.

General Faver received many award and honors including the following, Chairman, Mountain Plains Federal Regional Council 1971, The Equal Opportunity Award, FED 1976, Distinguished Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with three Clusters, Command Pilot, United States Air Force, Missile Badge, United States Air Force, Certificates of Appreciation, Boy Scouts of America, 1963 and 1971, Citation, Turkish Air Force, 1971, Certificate of Appreciation, Cities of Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas 1963 and 1966, Commendation, Government of Italy, 1961, United States Army Commendation, College, Magna Cum Laude and multiple Paul Harris Fellowships.

Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Dorris Kirk Maxey Faver, brother; Lewis Faver, children; Scott Faver, Tom Faver, Pat Faver, Tim Faver, Bill Faver, Nina Mayes, Dale Strong, Jim and Diane Maxey, Harriett and Ronald Fields, Hannah Fields and Rachel Fields.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to South Plains Food Bank 4312 Locust Ave. Lubbock, Texas 79404 The Faver family would like to express a special thank you and extend a tribute to the staff at Carillon House for their excellent care of the General.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 9, 2011
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 10, 2011
REMEMBERING

General Dudley Faver

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August 9, 2011

Dear Dorris and family,
You have our heartfelt sympathy upon the loss of your loving husband Dudley. He was a wonderful man and our lives have been enriched by his friendship and quick smiles. I really appreciated his visits to mom when she was in Lubbock with her broken ankle. He was so faithful in visiting her and lifting her spirit. Our love, Roger and Joyce Davis

Nelda Laney

August 9, 2011

Pete and I send you our thoughts and prayers as we think of wonderful memories.

Gary Lehnen

August 9, 2011

On a beautiful October evening in 1991 in the foothills of the Rockies General Faver made a dream come true for two boys ages 8 and 11. He provided tickets for the Lehnen family to sit on the 50 yardline at a Falcons - Notre Dame game. We were provided a tour of the academy from a Lubbock cadet and a wounderful evening surounded by generals in the stands. The generals could not have been more gracious to two little boys in Notre Dame jackets and hats.As the General soars with the angles we will never forget his act of kindness.

Laurel Anderson

August 8, 2011

To Dorris and family:
Dudley was inspiring in the classroom, a gracious & gifted leader in his community, and a wise diplomat by nature who needed few plaques on the wall to be recognized as such. He was a gentle man who assumed tremendous responsibility in his life, and so many of us were honored to have known and worked with him. Rest well, General.
Laurel Anderson,
Ransom Canyon

August 8, 2011

God bless you in your time of sorry. Dudley certainly was a life well lived. I enjoyed knowing from while serving on the board of Texas Tech Parents Association. He was such a wonderful kind gentleman.
Sincerely, Barbara Nichols
Midland

August 8, 2011

Dear Dorris:
Dudley was such a great inspiration to us. It was a great privilege to have him as a part of the business school family at Texas Tech for so many years and to work with him in a variety of ways. We have fond memories of him.
May God Bless you and your family in this time of grief and bring comfort to you.
Carl and Linda Stem

Todd Thompson

August 8, 2011

My daughters and I met General Faver for the first time on New Year's Day, 2007 when we started our weekly visits to Carillon House. Annie and Emma will always remember General for his kindness and that he always had a piece of chocolate for them. I'll miss my conversations with General. So much life experience and wisdom, wrapped in a genuine decency that is so lacking in our world today. We've lost a treasured friend and look forward to seeing him in heaven. - Todd Thompson (for Annie and Emma) LBK, TX

August 8, 2011

The members of Greater Lubbock Chapter of Military Officers Association of America salute Dudley Faver. We admire and respect him for his valiant military service for our country.

David Cummins
LTC JAGC-USA ret.
COL 4th U.S. Army Cavalry Regiment (Memorial Association)

FROM THE FAMILY