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Greg Faull
(1960 - 2012)

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Name: Greg Faull
Gender: Male
Age: 52 years old
Lived: Friday, 9 September 1960 - Sunday, 11 November 2012

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Gregory Viant Faull

Ambergris Caye, Belize and Oviedo , Fl, USA

 

Greg Faull, 52, will be remembered as an independent, hard working man filled with initiative and a love for adventure. 

 

He passed away at his home in Belize on November 11, 2012. He was  born in Morgantown, WV on September 9, 1960.  His family settled in Eau Gallie, FL in 1965. 

 

Greg is survived by his Mother, Eileen Keeney (Bill) of Satellite Beach; Father, Arthur Faull (Rosann) of Jacksonville; Sister, Cynthia Friedemann (Tom) of Oklahoma City; Daughter, Amber Eileen Faull of Savannah and a host of dear friends and relatives.  He was a popular nephew, stepbrother, uncle, cousin and friend because he involved his loved ones in his many adventures: Fishing, motorcycle racing, hunting and sailing.  Greg competed and won a number of deep-sea fishing contests, and is the current record holder for Port Canaveral with a 110 pound Bigeye Tuna. 

 

He served his country as a Navy Corpsman attached to the Marine Corps serving in Okinawa in the early 80’s, completing his service with an honorable discharge.  Greg attained his General Contractor’s license and built a successful construction business, Gregory V. Faull, General  Contractor, Inc.  He worked on projects at Orlando theme parks: Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World, as well as commercial and residential buildings. 

 

While involved in a building project on the campus of University of Central Florida, Greg discovered an opportunity to create Tailgaters Smokehouse and Spirits.  Tailgaters has become a favorite spot for UCF students and athletes.

 

Everyone who was close to him had a “Greg story.”  Whether it was a hair raising drive home from the airport (where one truly felt safer in the sky), a white-knuckled ocean excursion beyond the sight of land bailing for dear life, a nail biting wait on shore as Greg and his crew raced in with minutes to spare with the prize-winning catch in a fishing tournament, sitting behind the opposing team at a UCF Sporting event cheering for the Knights,  or as an amazed islander watching him surf, as the Mayor of San Pedro Town in Belize shared, “Greg is the 1st person I ever saw surfing inside the reef at Ambergris Caye!”;  Greg had a knack for creating memories. 

 

This knack for “living large” meant that Greg personally made sure that each young member of his extended circle of family and friends experienced the excitement of catching the big one…be it an alligator, sailfish or mahi-mahi, most of which were humanely returned to their natural environment.

 

He loved animals.  At his home he created a preserve where wild deer would come in from the forest and eat out of his hands, and an aviary for his beloved large birds, Mo, Forrest, Buckets and Nuggets.

 

Greg lived more life in his 52 years than most do in twice that time.  He was taken from us in a cowardly and brutal attack.  He was larger than life and he leaves a larger than life hole in our hearts.   His family mourns his untimely death.

 

A memorial service is planned for 2:00 pm, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Eau Gallie, FL where Greg attended Sunday School as a child.  Weather permitting, Greg’s remains will be scattered at sea on January 20, 2013.  Arrangements handled by Beach Funeral Home, Indian Harbor Beach, FL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the University of Central Florida Foundation Gregory V. Faull Fund either online to https://giving.ucffoundation.org/gregory-faull-memorial or by mail to 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 250, Orlando, FL 32826. This fund will benefit the students at the institution where Greg spent many animated hours as a dedicated sports fan.

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To an honorary Newfoundlander, your adventurous spirit was contagious. Thanks for the moosemeat me buddy!!!
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i will never forget our too short time together
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Greg was a great guy. He will be missed by all.

Biography

Fathers Name: Arthur Viant Faull
Mothers Name: Eileen Jeffries Keeney
Children's Names: Amber Eileen Faull
Siblings Names: Cynthia Mitas Friedemann
City of Residence: Oviedo, FL and Ambergris Caye, Belize
Occupation: Construction
Marital Status: Divorced
Religion: Methodist

Interests

Favourite Team: University of Central Florida Knights
Other Interests:
Hunting Fishing Sailing Surfing Tailgaters Smokehouse & Spirits

Passing

Place of Passing: Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America
Date of Passing: 11 November 2012
Type of Funeral: Memorial Service in his hometown of Eau Gallie, Florida
Place of Burial: Atlantic Ocean
Funeral Location: St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Eau Gallie, FL
Funeral Date: 19 January 2013
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