Charles Carroll Faust
3, 1925 - February 4, 2016)
Dr. Charles Carroll Faust
passed away on
Thursday, February 4, 2016
at the age of 91. He was born and raised in
, the son of Charles C. Jr. and Lucy Faust.
Senior High School
when he turned 18 in 1943 and entered the Army Air Corp. He was a B-29 pilot
during the war, flying missions over
After the war, he remained in the Air Force Reserves and retired after achieving
the rank of Lt. Colonel. Dr. Faust went to
and later finished his B.S. degree in Education and minor in voice, and M.S. in
Biology from LSU.
He began teaching math and science and coaching basketball and football at
and also taught and coached in Morrow and
. He eventually returned to school to finish his PhD in Genetics and teaching at
LSU as a graduate assistant.
He then began teaching full time at the newly built LSU-Eunice. He finished his
career at LSU-E teaching biology, anatomy, and genetics for over 20 years. After
retiring from the LSU system, he ran a chemical business in Eunice, and
eventually returned to his first love, teaching at St. Edmundís High School
. Dr. Faust also blessed many with his voice performing at weddings, plays, in
numerous choirs, and as a choir director at several churches.
Dr. Faust was married for over 65 years to Elizabeth Stark Faust, his college
sweetheart. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two sisters,
Hazel and Mildred.
He is survived by his daughter, Candace and her husband Steven Saucier of
; and his son, Charles C. Faust IV and his wife Melody of Johnson City, TN. He
is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Dee McNutt and her husband Price; Brittany
Wayman and her husband Bobby; Andre Hyde and his wife Heidi; Michelle Saucier;
Chuck Faust and his wife Angela; Hans Faust and his wife Sara; and Heidi Faust.
He is also survived by 9 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, as
well as one sister in law and many nephews and nieces.
Dr. Faust and his wife Elizabeth will be interred in DeRidder, LA after a
memorial service for him on
March 5, 2016
, at the
in DeRidder, LA.
and condolences may be sent to the Faust family viawww.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services,
2001 Oakland Avenue
, is serving the Faust family. (423) 282-1521
Pelican Footnote: Dr. Faust, known as Coach Faust at Bunkie High
although not a Pelican, taught many Pelicans who went to BHS in the 1960's.