Charles Faison Sr.

Charles Faison Sr., 73, of 39 W. 11th St., died Monday, May 5, 2014, in WCA Hospital.

A native of Knightdale, N.C., he was born Nov. 12, 1940, a son of the late Hudson Faison and Marie Grissom Faison Parson.

He was a 1958 graduate of Jamestown High School where he was a standout baseball player.

Prior to his retirement he was employed by Waste Management as a truck driver. He earlier had worked for A-Z Waste, Watson Manufacturing, Jamestown City Bus Company and for the City of Jamestown as a garbage man.

He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills and he loved to pitch horseshoes.

Surviving are three sons: Michael A. “Tony” Faison of Erie, Pa., Charles Faison Jr., of Jamestown, and Carl A. Faison; six grandchildren: Tomia Faison of Erie, Pa., Charles Faison III of Lawrenceville, Ga., Isaiah Faison of Jamestown, Tasha Harris of Erie, Pa., Patricia Graves of New York City and Candace Graves of Jamestown; sister-in-law, Dorothy Pennamon Byrd, and brother-in-law, Frederick L. Brown, both of Erie, Pa.; sister-in-law, Eunice Mae Faison of Jamestown; aunt, Ann Grissom of Jamestown; a special niece, Lisa Faison of Dunkirk, and her children: Askiaa Faison of Dunkirk and Demetrius Goldsmith of Jamestown, all of whom he helped raise; and a godson, Claytoven Leeper of Jamestown.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Louise Pennamon Faison, whom he married Feb. 24, 1962, and who died Feb. 6, 2006; a daughter, Deanna Lynn Faison; two brothers: Thomas Faison and James Howie; and a sister, Emma Jean Mitchell.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Rev. Leroy Walker, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the church.

Memorials may be made to WCA Hospital Diabetes Program, 28 Maple St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Charles at www.lindfuneralhome. com.