William Faircloth

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 12, 2008

Funeral services for William A. Faircloth, 78, of St. Clair Shores, Mich., who died at his home on Sunday, Dec. 7, were Friday, Dec. 12, at Delwood Baptist Church near Camilla, Ga.

Interment was in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Oakland University in memory of William A. Faircloth: Oakland University, John Dodge House, Rochester MI, 48309.

Born at home in Camilla, Ga., Mr. Faircloth made his home in the Detroit metro area from 1947. The founder and owner of Faircloth Manufacturing Company in Warren, Mich., he was a well-known figure of the manufacturing community in the Groesbeck Highway corridor. He was also known as a Worshipful Brother of the Masonic Fraternity, a Past Master of Jefferson Lodge #553 F& A M, a member of several Masonic organizations and an ambassador of the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Moslem Temple, Detroit. He was also an avid powerboater and had been a member of the MacRay Yacht Club.

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Mr. Faircloth is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Faircloth of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; his son, Patrick Faircloth of St. Clair Shores; his morally adopted son, Joseph Ferrera of St. Clair Shores; a brother, Frank Faircloth of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.