Rev. Burl Henry Faw, age 89, of North Wilkesboro, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born November 4, 1923 in Wilkes County to John Andrew and Rovertie Parsons Faw. Rev. Faw was a World War II Navy Veteran, boxed in the Navy and took care of aircrafts. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church, pastored at Freedom Baptist Church, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Dehart Baptist Church and 24 years at Hunting Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Faw was in the sawmill and lumber business. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter; brother, Earl Faw and sister, Parlea Staley.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Reta Faye Eller Faw of the home; two sons, Ben Rickey Faw and wife Buretta, Gregory Keith Faw and wife Vickie of North Wilkesboro; daughter, Sharon Vicky Faw of Millers Creek; brother, Carl Faw and wife Ella Mae of Millers Creek; sister, Marie Martin of Purlear; eight grandchildren, Julie Hartley and husband Jason of Wilkesboro, Cassie McHargue of Granite Falls, Washington, Samantha Faw of North Wilkesboro, Angie Harris, Bonnie Bare, Mark Bare all of Raleigh, David Wyatt and wife Leah, Todd Wyatt all of North Wilkesboro; eight great grandchildren, Weston Shew, Mason Hartley, Easton Hartley, Lilliana McHargue, Xavier Piper, Anna Nixon, Benjamin Wyatt, Alexis Wyatt,; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 o’clock Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Amos Combs and Rev. William Souther officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock Wednesday night. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Ebenezer Garden Christian Children’s Home, PO Box 2777, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659, to Ruby Pardue Blackburn Adult Day Care, PO Box 984, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or to Uplands Reach Conference Center, PO Box 830, Millers Creek. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com