George T. Faure, Jr.May 1, 1925 ~ July 9, 2017 (age 92)
George Tibulle Faure, Jr. born May 1, 1925 in New Orleans, LA passed away July 9, 2017. He was 92.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Edna Faure, his first wife, Alice Mary Casey, his brother in law, Bruce Barton, and his son in law, Dudley Gatewood.
He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Margie Enochs, his brother, Pierre (Amelie), his sister, Sue, six children, Pam (Archie), Tom (Carol), Linda, Liz (Allen), Mamie, Barbie (David); his 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; and his many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
George graduated from St. Aloysuis High School in New Orleans, LA. He was the first in his county to join the United States Army Air Corp in 1943. He was a bombardier during World War II and was awarded the American Camp Medal and the WWII Victory Medal . After returning from the war, he went to LSU and received his degree in forestry. He loved the outdoors. He began his forestry career in Missoula, MT. He went to work for International Paper where he held various positions and was transferred to many places until his retirement in 1985. George loved to work. During his off season, he passed his time working in the lawn and garden area at Lowe’s or Walmart. In 1984, he married Margie Enochs. They met through the little theatre in Vicksburg, MS. In 1996, George began his Santa Claus career at Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters, MO. Every year from the beginning of November to Christmas Eve he could be found in Santa’s village listening to children’s wishes and spreading the Christmas spirit. After twelve years, he had become a permanent fixture at the mall with his wife, Margie, by his side. George and Margie traveled the United States, Mexico and Alaska. George was a passionate traveler and spent much of his time exploring the U.S. and Mexico. He always has a story or joke to tell or a song to sing. He never met a stranger and loved spending time with his friends and family. He was fascinated with Indian culture, archaeology, collecting coins and stamps. He was an avid reader and a life- long learner. His stories, songs, his laugh and his love will all be missed. Until we meet again.
In honor of George’s wishes, cremation has been chosen. DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 East Springhill Drive, Terre Haute, Indiana was entrusted with care and arrangements.