of Helena, AR
March 19, 1925 - April 5, 2021
Fred Albert Faust, Jr., 96, of Helena, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home. He was born March 19, 1925 in Helena to the late Mr. Fred Albert Faust, Sr., and Mrs. Alma Ewart Faust.Fred graduated from Woodruff High School, served in the Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946, and graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1949.He married Ann Evans of Tremont, Ms in 1950 and was her faithful and loving companion for 70 years. His life's work was operating Faust Band Sawmill, along with his father, brother, and son.He was a life-long outdoorsman, enjoying fly fishing, turkey hunting, gardening, and the hundreds of jonquil plants that graced his front yard. He loved telling stories and marked every momentous occasion with his charming and witty poetry. He enjoyed watching sports and attending Ole Miss basketball games. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Helena. He served the church through committee membership, faithful attendance, and hosting Sunday School parties in his home.He was a devoted family man. He enjoyed trips with his family, fishing with his grandchildren, and attending his children and grandchildren's sporting events, dance recitals and musicals throughout the years. He is survived by his wife, and their three children, Al Faust (Ann) of Marvell, Arkansas, Jill Harrison (Bobby) of Madison, Mississippi and Susan Lorimer (Robert) of Plano, Texas; six grandchildren, Drew Harrison (Brittany), Katherine Smith (Kyle), Will Graddy, Joshua Harrison, Jake Lorimer and Andy Lorimer; two great grandchildren, Houston Stackhouse IV and Ellie Smith; sister, Laura Faust Deitz of West Helena, Arkansas; a host of other family and friends.He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tom Faust.A funeral service for Mr. Faust will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Helena, Arkansas. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church as well. Interment to follow at Maple Hill Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Rev. Deborah Head will officiate.Pallbearers are Robert Lorimer, Jake Lorimer, Andy Lorimer, Bobby Harrison, Drew Harrison, Will Graddy, and Joshua Harrison.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Helena, 502 Porter Street, Helena, AR. 72342Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.Roller-Citizens Funeral Home is observing guidelines regarding COVID-19. We ask that all attendees please observe social distancing and wear a mask.
Mr. Johnny worked for Mr. Fred and Mr. Tom for over 40 years. He enjoyed being there for the both of them. Taking Mr. Fred around daily. Mr. Fred will truly be missed.
I have no words that accurately describe my love for my most precious uncle Fred. He was truly one of the kindest man that I’ve ever known. He found love and joy in the smallest of things. He will be missed but he will never be forgotten
Our Uncle Fred was a man with a great heart. Fred was particularly kind to me at a moment of need, giving me a job at Faust Band Saw Mill in the summer of 1976. Later, he claimed credit for sending me to Yale, in reaction to the rigors of sawmill work! Uncle Fred took my sons fishing, rising in the dark and always finding the best fishing holes, so that my boys could have the thrill of catching fish, the tug on the line. Fred loved to tell stories that brought smiles to our faces. Because my family spent time in New Haven, CT, Fred regaled us with stories about his days in the Coast Guard in Connecticut looking for German submarines in Long Island Sound. When I received the news of Fred's passing, I found myself recalling the lines of Tennyson's poem Crossing the Bar: " Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark!And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far,I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar.
My brother, Bobby worked for Tom and Fred Faust for over forty years both will be truly missed!
To the family, so sorry for your loss
Praying for all the Faust family during this time of loss. We have so many wonderful memories of our time in Helena which we will treasure always. God be with you all.
I am so sorry to see the loss of Mr. Faust. You are each in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for y’all’s loss.
My thought and prayers are with your family during this time of loss and grief. God Bless each of you.
So sorry about this sweet man passing away!!! Our prayers for family! Billie Sue Rohrscheib
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Mr. Fred was an amazing man!
We will all miss Fred. He was a wonderful man from a wonderful family. I have known the Faust family all of my life and was blessed by knowing them.
FRED WAS SUCH A GREAT FRIEND, BUSINESSMAN, OUTDOORSMAN, FORESTER AND FAMILY MAN RESPECTED BY ALL. THE FAUST FAMILY ALL HAVE BEEN HELENA'S FINEST. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO MET HIM. JIM DIANE CLARENCE MAXINE & RUTH MAYER
Ann I am so sorry to hear about Fred. My thoughts and prayers are with you.