William Jonathan Faw

January 1, 1925February 24, 2018

February 25, 2018 Old Fort, NC William J. Faw, 93, of Old Fort, NC, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center in Asheville, NC, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Faw was born on January 1, 1925, in McDowell County to the late Wilson S. Faw and Janie Mae Parker Faw.

He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Old Fort and a well respected member of the Old Fort community.

Mr. Faw served our country proudly during World War II in the United States Navy. He loved the men he served with and he was vigilent about attending each and every reunion he could so that he could see his buddies again. After the war, he came home and joined his brothers and father in the family business, Faw’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc. He was a hard worker, a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He enjoyed flying and aerial photography and he had his small plane pilot’s license. He also loved to be outside and do yard work and painting.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Byrd Faw; a brother, James D. Faw and a son in law, Tommy Hoyle.

Surviving Mr. Faw are his son, William “Mark” Faw and his wife Sheila, of Old Fort; a daughter, Susan Hoyle, of Marion; a brother, John W. Faw and his wife, Joan, of Newbern, NC; grandchildren, Sara Faw, Jennifer Hall, Scott Nodine, Stacy McKinney, and Kathryn Hoyle; and great-grandchildren, Kaleb McKinney, Kinsley McKinney and Charlee Kate Hall.

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Mr. Faw, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 3:00 PM, at First Baptist Church of Old Fort, with Pastor Andrew Dalton officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Faw family with arrangements.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, March 4, 2018

William Jonathan Faw

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mike white

February 27, 2018

So sorry for your loss,may God give you comfort and peace

Tommy & Vangie Peek

February 27, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss.
Tommy & Vangie Peek

Elaine Weeks

February 26, 2018

Praying for your family Susan. So sorry for the loss of your precious dad.

Buddy & Katie Martin

February 25, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Buddy and Katie Martin