Funeral services for Billy Faught Sr., 91, of Lexington will be held at 10 ap.m. Friday, January 20, 2023 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Faught passed away on January 13, 2023.
Billy Earl Faught was born on January 2, 1932 in Tipton, Oklahoma, the third of ten children born to Irland Otto Faught and Bertha Mae Faught (Allen).
His family eventually settled in Brownfield, Texas, where he attended Wellman High School and graduated with the Union class of 1950. He soon met the love of his life, Vera Mae Neugent, and they were married on March 27, 1957 in Brownfield, Texas.
Billy joined the military and proudly served in the United States Army for 23 years, retiring as a Sergeant 1st class E7. After his time in the military, Billy went to work in construction as a union laborer and helped build numerous structures including an add-on to Owen Field, the Lloyd Noble Center, Joseph Harp Correctional Facility and General Motors. He then worked for General Motors for 17 years until he retired.
When Billy wasn’t working, he enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting pheasant and deer, and camping. He also loved RVing, metal detecting, and searching for arrowheads. Billy often cooked for his family and friends. They all looked forward to his famous banana pudding and fresh baked rolls.
Billy was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and patriot who will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Irland and Bertha Faught; his siblings, Mary Crawford, Betty Stevens, Arlene Fay Stansell, JoAnn Smith, Linda Ramsey, Georgie Tull, Wayne Faught, Roger Faught and Jimmy Faught; nephew, Daryl Faught and great-nephews, Nick Faught and Riley Boatwright.
Billy leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Vera Mae Faught of the home; his children, Billy Faught Jr. and wife, Lynda, of Neodesha, Kansas, EL Wayne Faught of Burleson, Texas, Isaac Faught of Wayne, Oklahoma, Debbie Pruitt and husband, Howard, of Purcell, Oklahoma, Lesia Shackleford and husband, Bud, of Eufaula, Oklahoma, Becha Clayborn of Lexington, Oklahoma and hosted a foreign exchange student daughter, Evita Kosasih of Indonesia. He is also survived by 21grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren with two more on the way.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.