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Nolan V. Faircloth

February 13, 1928 November 17, 2019
Nolan V. Faircloth
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Nolan Vercy Faircloth, age 91, of Black Lake (Onaway), died on Sunday November 17, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. The son of Floyd and Ruby (Decker) Faircloth, Nolan was born in Onaway on February 13, 1928. Proud and patriotic, Nolan enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve his country. After his honorable discharge he married Genevieve Osborne on September 12, 1953 in Detroit. They made their home in Clinton Township for many years before retiring to Black Lake in 1987.

An all around great guy, Nolan had a way with people; he was friendly, fair, and honest. His personality and attitude attributed greatly to his success at Borg Warner in Sterling Heights where he worked for 38 years and was plant superintendent when he retired in 1984. With his adventurous spirit, Nolan and Genevieve enjoyed the next few years traveling throughout the United States and Canada in their motor home. When it was time to put down their roots, they bought a home on Black Lake and Nolan returned to Onaway where he was raised.

An avid outdoorsman from the time he was a young boy, Nolan was a skilled fisherman and experienced hunter with a bow, rifle, and muzzle loader. He loved hunting season in Northern Michigan and taught his children and grandchildren to hunt, passing his love and knowledge of the outdoors to the next generations and created family traditions. He was an incredible man who was a loving husband and an amazing father and grandfather. Nolan was truly a family man. He was there for everyone to help in any way needed. He was a blessing not only to his family, but to his friends and neighbors as well, as he would lend a hand in any task from roofing a cottage to launching boats for the summer season. Nolan was 91 years young, active, and always on the go. When the weather was good, Nolan could be found on his trike, enjoying himself, loving life, as he rode into town. Blessed with the gift of telling a tall tale, his epic storytelling will be missed by many.

Surviving Nolan are his daughters, Darlene (James) Kosman of Kimball and Diane (Jeff) VanMaren of Tucson, Arizona; son, Daryl Faircloth of Macomb; grandchildren, Danielle (Chris), Deanna (Chad), David (Dawn), Danny (Suzie), Justin, and Nicole; as well as nine great grandchildren. Nolan also leaves his brother, Vernon Faircloth of Atlanta and many nieces and nephews. Preceding Nolan in death were his wife of 53 years, Genevieve (2006); daughter, Denise Minuth; sisters, Gert, Shirley, and Leona; and brothers, Harold, Hank, and Floyd.

Military honors will be held at the Cpl. Walter F. Bruce VFW Post 1146, 28404 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48081 at 12 Noon on Saturday December 7, 2019 followed by a Celebration of Life until 2:00 PM Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider a donation in memory of Nolan to Friends of the Onaway State Park, PO Box 605, Onaway, MI 49765. Include on the memo line - In memory of Nolan Faircloth for the Pavilion Fund.


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Military Honors

Saturday

7

Dec

12:00 PM 12/7/2019 12:00:00 PM
Cpl. Walter F. Bruce VFW Post 1146

28404 Jefferson Ave.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081

Cpl. Walter F. Bruce VFW Post 1146
28404 Jefferson Ave. St. Clair Shores 48081 Michigan
United States

Celebration of Life

Saturday

7

Dec

12:00 PM 12/7/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
Cpl. Walter F. Bruce VFW Post 1146

28404 Jefferson Ave.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48081

Cpl. Walter F. Bruce VFW Post 1146
28404 Jefferson Ave. St. Clair Shores 48081 Michigan
United States

Memorial Contribution

Friends of the Onaway State Park (Pavilion Fund)

PO Box 605
Onaway, Michigan 49765
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