Born Tuesday, July 12, 1949
Died Sunday, September 29, 2019
Billy Dean Fausett, Sr., 70, of Muskogee was born July 12, 1949 to William Franklin Fausett and Rubie Ethyl (Clark) Fausett and passed away peacefully Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Bill joined the United States Army September 19, 1966 in Little Rock, AR. He served his country in Vietnam and received an Honorable Discharge on November 10, 1972 from Ft Meade, MD with the rank of Sergeant. Bill received his formal education at Plumerville High School and furthered his education at Connors State College. He married the love of his life Glenda Nail on May 1, 1999 in Eureka Springs, AR and made their home in Muskogee, OK.
Bill started his career after the military as a transmission mechanic and then worked for many years in various roles at H B Eagan (Camel Tire, Shrader-Bridgeport), eventually retiring from V & M Star. Some of his favorite things were to be outside, to listen to birds sing, and gardening. He was very artistic and enjoyed oil painting and woodworking. Most of all, Bill loved to spend time with his kids and grandkids. The bond between Bill and his grandkids was one of his most cherished things. His four-legged best friend “Mongul” (dog) was very special to him as well. His legacy of love and devotion will live on through his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his father; William Franklin Fausett; mother, Rubie Ethyl Fausett; brothers Danny Franklin Fausett, Ronnie Ray Fausett, Toney Wayne Fausett, and Larry Amos Fausett; father-in-law Ray Nail and mother-in-law Betty Nail.
He is survived by his loving wife; Glenda Fausett of Muskogee; son Billy Fausett Jr and wife Jennifer of Jenks; daughters Melissa Chestnut and husband Troy of Tulsa, and Amanda Fausett of Muskogee; step-son, Bryan Cooper of Ft Gibson; sister Karen Bennett and husband Dan of Rockvale, Tennessee; special sister-in-law Deb Carlton and husband Ron; grandchildren Amber Barker and husband Eric of Jacksonville NC, Jonny Hebert of Tulsa, Devin Fausett and wife Sarah of San Diego, Eli Fausett of Muskogee, Mekinzie Foreman of Muskogee, Gage Foreman of Muskogee, Caleb Cooper of Ft Gibson, Morgan Cummings of Jenks, and Gage Alcorn of Jenks; great-grandchildren Jillian Barker, Jachin Barker, Ezmae Hebert, Charlotte Woodard, and Erika Woodard.
Memorial services 10:00AM Friday, October 4, 2019 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery Pavilion, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
The family of Billy Dean Fausett Sr. has entrusted his cremation to Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555 Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com