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.