William Griffith Faust, known to his loved ones as Bill, peacefully passed away on July 10, 2023, in Biloxi, MS. Born on November 5, 1937, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bill led a remarkable life that touched the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Bill dedicated many years of his life to serving his community. He retired with the City of Gulfport. His dedication and hard work left an indelible mark on those with whom he worked. Colleagues often admired Bill for his unwavering commitment and reliability.
Beyond his remarkable career, Bill had an unwavering love for airplanes.
Bill also bravely served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam war. Throughout his military service, he completed two tours and earned numerous accolades recognizing his valor and dedication. Among the honors he received were the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, and the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars. Bill's bravery and sacrifices will never be forgotten.
Family was always at the center of Bill's life. He was deeply devoted to his late wife, Sandra A. Faust, who passed away in 2015, and their son, William K. Faust. Their memories will forever live on in Bill's heart.
Bill is survived by his daughter Tammy Norris of Saucier; daughter Teresa Gillespie and husband Ray of Pensacola, FL; son Teddy Faust and wife Tammy of Saucier; six cherished grandchildren: Tiffany Cuevas, Scooter Schmitt, William Norris, Lyndsey Sweet, Maegan Redmond, and Landon Faust; and twelve adored great-grandchildren: Cadence Schmitt, Skylar Schmitt, Brooke Cuevas, Bailee Cuevas, Brenna Cuevas, Jaxon Norris, Weston Norris, Olivia Sweet, Mack Sweet, Blake Walley, Eryn Walley, and Landry Faust. Their love and support meant the world to Bill.
In honoring Bill's memory and his passion for airplanes, we ask that you "fly high" in spirit as we bid farewell to our beloved Bill. May his legacy forever inspire us to embrace life's adventures with enthusiasm and perseverance.
A Graveside Service with military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 14th at Biloxi National Cemetery. A funeral procession will depart at 9:40 a.m., from Riemann Family Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road in Biloxi going to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions to be made to the Humane Society of South MS (www.hssm.org).
Bill will forever remain in our hearts as a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, and hero. His kindness, generosity, and unwavering spirit will continue to inspire us all. Although he may have departed from this earthly realm, his memory lives on through each of us who had the honor of knowing him.
Fly high among the angels now, dear Bill. We love you always and forever.