Felix L. “Marty” Faircloth, Jr., 60, passed away in Tallahassee on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, after an intense fight with pancreatic cancer over the last six months, surrounded by the family he loved most.
Visitation will be at Independent Funeral Home, Quincy, on Tuesday, Feb. 27 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. His memorial will be held at the Woodmen Youth Camp, in Hosford, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Marty, born June 5, 1957 to Felix and Euna Mae Thursby Faircloth, Sr. in Chattahoochee. Marty married, Helen, the true love of his life in August 2017 and his most favorite activity was spending time with her visiting parks, museums, riding the back roads of the southeast U.S. in their Dodge pickup, and walking the beach at St. George Island taking selfies of them at the various places they visited.
Closely trailing this was the time he enjoyed with his grandkids at the various activities they participated in. Marty was a lover of God's natural beauties and enjoyed hearing a good dog run during hunting season (never without a reason to not shoot the deer such as not a single bullet or shotgun shell to be found in the truck) and a run up and down the Apalachicola River in a boat.
Marty, a dedicated Fraternalist represented Woodmen Life/Woodmen of The World Life Insurance Society for approximately 40 years as a field representative and fraternal coordinator. During the course of his career and life, he became friends with thousands of people from around this great nation of ours and enjoyed their friendships immensely.
Marty had a servant's heart and like his father, one of the most selfless people you will ever meet. He was a member of the Liberty County Fire & Rescue and a board of the Helping Hand Ministries of Blountstown. The same week each year he would go somewhere in the country and work with Habitat for Humanity for the week.
Marty is survived by his wife, Helen Smith Cook Faircloth, of Hosford; sons Felix L. "Trey" Faircloth (Dayna) of Bainbridge, Georgia, Phillip Grayson Faircloth (Michelle) of Hosford, and Duane Cook (Amy) of Apalachicola; daughter; Nicole Cook Sandoval (Ryan) of Apalachicola; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, his father; Felix L. Faircloth, Sr.; sister; Dinah Gail Faircloth;, brothers; Keith L. (Shelia) of Quincy, Marvin L. (Nita) of Perry, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother; Mae and youngest sister; Margie Yvonne Faircloth Hatcher House.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions take a form of a donation to Habitat for Humanity, Liberty County Fire & Rescue, Helping Hand Ministry in Blountstown or a charity of your choice.