September 26, 2023, 94, Goldsboro —
Edmond “Ed” Frank Faircloth, 94, passed away at Kitty Askins Hospice Center on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Born in Wayne County on June 1, 1929, he was the son of the late C. Frank Faircloth and Nora Dudley Faircloth. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Mitchell Faircloth; and sister, Colleen Waters
For many years, Ed worked as a supervisor with Dupont. Ed also served his country in the Army National Guard, where he retired with over twenty-three years of service. Ed had a deep appreciation for the opportunities that the Army National Guard provided for him and his family.
Ed lived a life serving others to better his community. He was a faithful member of the Goldsboro Masonic Lodge #634 AF & AM; York Rite Bodies; and Sudan Temple. For over 20 years, Ed also coached football at the Wayne County Boys and Girls Club. He was able to instill hard work into his players at a young age so that they would be better prepared for their futures.
Ed had no greater love than that of his Lord and his family. He was a faithful member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro where he could be seen each Sunday. His love for his family knew no bounds and each moment spent together was a cherished memory. Ed will forever be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
A service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Entombment services with Military Honors and Masonic Rites will be held following the service at Wayne Memorial Park.
Ed is survived by his daughters, Karen O’Donnell of Seattle Washington, and Bonnie Ard of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Mitchell Sutton, Abbey “Frank” Sutton, Madison Sutton, Lauren Hawkins, and Magen Tomasino-Sanders; great-grandchildren, Mason Schmick, Maddox Schmick, Amani “Frank” Lovely, and Alex Lovely; brother, DJ Faircloth; sisters Kathleen Mitchell, Lorraine Jennette, and Sharon Martin.
Flowers are welcomed, or memorials may be sent to
First FWB Church
604 E. Ash Street,
Goldsboro, NC 27530
P.O. Box 12829
New Bern, NC 28561
Wayne Shrine Club
3716 U.S. Hwy. 117 S.
Dudley, NC 28333
Masonic Home for Children
600 College Street
Oxford, NC 27565
Services have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home.
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