Joe Faison
July 29, 1931 -
April 26, 2019

Visitation

May 4, 2019
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Service 

May 4, 2019
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Joe Faison, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away peacefully on Friday (April 26, 2019) at his residence, with his family. Joe was born on July 29, 1931 in Lincoln County to the late Elizabeth Carter and Joseph Johnson Faison, Sr. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Joe was a committed leader in his community. In addition to attending St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church and being a member of Fayetteville Rotary Club, Joe also served as an alderman for the City of Fayetteville, and was a third generation owner of Carter’s Drug Store. Joe was committed to the growth and prosperity of Carter’s, and of Fayetteville more broadly, even after he retired. An avid golfer, Joe excelled in his passion. Joe was the winner of the National Society of Seniors Golf Tournament, and winner of the Match Play Championship at Pinehurst No. 2. He also won golfing championships at both the Fayetteville, TN and Huntsville, AL Country Clubs.

Our generous, caring, and kind “Granddaddy Joe” is survived by his sons, Jody (Megan) Faison of Brentwood, George (Beth) Faison of Decatur, Ala., and Rob Faison of Nashville; his grandchildren, Joseph Faison, IV, Elizabeth (Phillip) Clifton, Kate Faison, Sam Faison, Jack Faison, Elisa Faison (Wil Heflin), Emily Faison (Jordan Lee), Eva Marie Faison, Pete Faison and Rebecca Faison; his great-grandson Hank Clifton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Faison, and beloved dog, Sweet Pea.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Ann Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, P.O. Box 61, Fayetteville, TN 37334, Fayetteville TN Police Foundation, PO Box 214, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or the charity of your choice. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Faison.

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18 Comments

  1. Sue Simmons

    To one of the most respected men that I know and truly loved .always brought light and laughter in to my day .

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  2. Ed Marks

    So sorry for your loss Jody, George, & Rob, he was one of my fathers best friends and golfing partner. I hope they get to see each other again in the heaven.

    Reply
  3. Chuck Crawford

    Loved Mr. Joe

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  4. Andrea Delap

    I learned much from Mr. Joe. I wish I’d time to learn much more. He was good to me and did so much for others. I will truly miss him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    I always loved to get to talk to Mr. Joe when I saw him. He was a wonderful friend to my daddy and a great customer for me to work with also.
    He will be missed by us all!
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn and family and all employees of Gardeners Choice

    Reply
  6. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Mr. Joe was such a kind man. May God provide comfort to the family.

    Reply
  7. Lisa Waggoner Harrison

    Dear Jody, George and Rob, my heart so heavy for you. I adored your Mother and Father. Everytime I saw Mr Joe in Carters he was all smiles and asking me about Daddy. Prayers and love to you.

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  8. Cindy Gibson Langford

    Jody, George, Rob saw your dad this winter at Carters- your mom and dad always let us practice at your home and we all had fun there-praying for God’s comfort at this time- I’m sure a very hard year for you all

    Reply
  9. Betty Edwards Knott

    Joe Faison, one of the best men I’ve ever known. He recognized me for my smarts. He always tried to help me but never said much. I’m thankful to know such a graceful caring man. I talked to my husband today about him and how much he helped me in my career unknowingly that he would pass today. This hurts my heart that I never got to tell him how much I appreciated his kind words.

    Reply
  10. Betty Edwards Knott

    Joe Faison, I talked about you today, I wish I could see you one more time to tell you what an inspiration you were to me. You always believed in me. You were such a generous and kind hearted soul.

    Reply
  11. Billy Askins

    Joe helped many people and never talked of it. A fierce competitor in golf but was the same whether he won or lost. A good man inside and out. We miss you already.

    Reply
    • Sandy Davis

      I’m so sorry for your loss, Jody. He was a great man.

      Reply
  12. Mark Jackson

    I am sorry to hear this. He was a very good man.

    Reply
  13. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!

    Reply
  14. Sherry Vann Abboud

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Joe’s passing. He and Lois were both such wonderful people. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  15. Roger

    Mr Joe will truly be missed love to family

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  16. Gayle Sterken

    Very sorry to hear this. Joe was a good man and will be sorely missed in the community.

    Reply
  17. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good man. He will be miss.

    Reply

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18 Comments

  1. Sue Simmons

    To one of the most respected men that I know and truly loved .always brought light and laughter in to my day .

    Reply
  2. Ed Marks

    So sorry for your loss Jody, George, & Rob, he was one of my fathers best friends and golfing partner. I hope they get to see each other again in the heaven.

    Reply
  3. Chuck Crawford

    Loved Mr. Joe

    Reply
  4. Andrea Delap

    I learned much from Mr. Joe. I wish I’d time to learn much more. He was good to me and did so much for others. I will truly miss him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  5. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    I always loved to get to talk to Mr. Joe when I saw him. He was a wonderful friend to my daddy and a great customer for me to work with also.
    He will be missed by us all!
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn and family and all employees of Gardeners Choice

    Reply
  6. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Mr. Joe was such a kind man. May God provide comfort to the family.

    Reply
  7. Lisa Waggoner Harrison

    Dear Jody, George and Rob, my heart so heavy for you. I adored your Mother and Father. Everytime I saw Mr Joe in Carters he was all smiles and asking me about Daddy. Prayers and love to you.

    Reply
  8. Cindy Gibson Langford

    Jody, George, Rob saw your dad this winter at Carters- your mom and dad always let us practice at your home and we all had fun there-praying for God’s comfort at this time- I’m sure a very hard year for you all

    Reply
  9. Betty Edwards Knott

    Joe Faison, one of the best men I’ve ever known. He recognized me for my smarts. He always tried to help me but never said much. I’m thankful to know such a graceful caring man. I talked to my husband today about him and how much he helped me in my career unknowingly that he would pass today. This hurts my heart that I never got to tell him how much I appreciated his kind words.

    Reply
  10. Betty Edwards Knott

    Joe Faison, I talked about you today, I wish I could see you one more time to tell you what an inspiration you were to me. You always believed in me. You were such a generous and kind hearted soul.

    Reply
  11. Billy Askins

    Joe helped many people and never talked of it. A fierce competitor in golf but was the same whether he won or lost. A good man inside and out. We miss you already.

    Reply
    • Sandy Davis

      I’m so sorry for your loss, Jody. He was a great man.

      Reply
  12. Mark Jackson

    I am sorry to hear this. He was a very good man.

    Reply
  13. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!

    Reply
  14. Sherry Vann Abboud

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Joe’s passing. He and Lois were both such wonderful people. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  15. Roger

    Mr Joe will truly be missed love to family

    Reply
  16. Gayle Sterken

    Very sorry to hear this. Joe was a good man and will be sorely missed in the community.

    Reply
  17. Jerry Mcpherson

    Sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good man. He will be miss.

    Reply

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