Ernest Fredrick Fauson, 91 of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away very peacefully after a long illness on July 12, 2014. He was born in Ashland, Ky., on Jan. 24, 1923, the son of August Fosson and Lula Caldwell Fosson. Mr. Fauson served his country and was honorably discharged after 23 years of dedicated service (16 ½ years in the U.S. Navy and 8 years in the U.S. Air Force).
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After his retirement from the military, Ernest began a new career working for the City of Fort Walton Beach as well as the State of Florida as a Hotel/Restaurant Inspector. After his second retirement Mr. Fauson and his wife enjoyed traveling the country together. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, yard work and spending quality time with his family. Mr. Fauson was also a long term member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Shalimar, Fla.
Ernest was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Mr. Fauson is survived by his wife of 71 years, Vera M. Fauson; his children, Joan White of Fort Walton Beach, Elizabeth Parker, (Craig) of Las Vegas, Susan Bass, (Gary) of Crestview, Fla., and Ernest F. Fauson Jr., (Bobbie) of Lynnhaven, Fla.; grandchildren, Teresa Fite, (Chad) of San Antonio, Texas, Melissa White,(James Cartwright) of Fort Walton Beach, Evonne Burris, (Brian) of Las Vegas, Dianna Scroggins of Fort Walton Beach, James T. White II, (Jennifer) of Fort Walton Beach, Timmy Parker, (Anne) of Washington State, Julie Cooley, (Casey) of Pratville, Ala., Leslie Ross of Fort Walton Beach, Misty Koscielniak, (Vince) of Crestview; Rickey and Trevor Fauson, of Lynnhaven; 25 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren along with several other extended family members.
A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date to be determined. In lieu of any flowers the family requests that donations be made to the A.C. Society or to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Shalimar in the memory of Ernest F. Fauson.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mclaughlinmortuary.com.
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Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News from July 13 to July 14, 2014