Thomas Clifford Faw (2018-12-17 14:35:43)

Thomas Clifford Faw, known to all who loved him as Cliff, joyfully entered eternity on Friday, December 14, 2018 at age 92.

He was a lifelong resident of Wilkes County and a member of Calvary Baptist Church for more than sixty-five years, thirty eight of which he served as active deacon. He was a master craftsman at Green Brothers Furniture, retiring after forty years to begin his own upholstery service. Cliff spent a lifetime loving and serving his family, church, and community. His life was a beautiful example of the value of hard work, constancy, integrity, faith, and kindness.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, James and Etta Bare Faw, and siblings Geneva Eller, Virginia Deviney, Pritchard Faw, and Mazella Bumgarner.

He is survived by his wife of seventy years, Iris Rae Miller Faw; three children, Gail Leger of Wilkesboro, Jerry Faw (Crystel) of Boomer, and Sandi Gambill (Steve) of Mooresville; eight grandchildren, Ricky Hall of Millers Creek, Matthew Hall of Oak Island, Michael Leger of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeria Carothers (Jon) of Frederick, MD, Timothy Faw (Leslie) of Columbus, OH, Landen Gambill of Chapel Hill, Kathryn Gambill Stevens (Chase) of Davis, CA, and Hollyn Gambill of Mooresville; and six great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Louise Lovingston of Boomer and Vivian Hamby of Ferguson. Cliff will be forever loved by his wife and family including numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.

A graveside service will be held at one o’clock p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1624 Pads Road, Wilkesboro, NC. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or to Wake Forest Care at Home Hospice,126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to