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Don Faughn

August 24, 1946 — September 15, 2021

Don Faughn, 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, in the Trauma Unit of Tristar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
He was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Murray, to Sarah and G. W. Faughn.
Don was of Baptist faith and an honorable man to all he encountered. His Integrity and personality had significant impact on his immediate family, extended family and work family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife's parents, Tommie Lou and Fred Sandefer of Hopkinsville; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Don is survived by his wife, Leisa Sandefer Faughn; a daughter, Dr. Carley Elisabeth Faughn and husband Jonathan Virgil Stone; and a son, Christopher Clay Faughn. He is also survived by his brother-in law, Joseph Sandefer of Hopkinsville; nephews Terry Lee of Paducah, and Will and Danielle Sandefer of Clarksville, Tennessee; a great-niece, Bailey Sandefer; a great-nephew, Alex Sandefer; and many cousins including Rebecca Landolt of Murray, Barbara and Charlie Schiappa of Boston, Massachusetts, Paula and Gary Wolfe of Jonesville, Virginia, Carl Douglas and Thelma Harris of Savannah, Georgia, and Dr. Kim and Dr. Loisann Harris of Lakewood, Colorado.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Murray City Cemetery officiated by good friend, Mike Scott. Every word delivered was a blessing to all in attendance. Every work friend/animal at Dwain Taylor Chevrolet was honored and loved by Don. Winston, loyal lot dog preceded Don in death and too many sweet cats/kittens to list. Active pallbearers included Steve Andrus, Jerry Maynard, Robert Parsons, John Lee, Brock Crouch, Chad Fitsche, Andy Foley and Ken Grace. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Kimbro, Dwain Taylor, Ruthie Lamb, Dannie Hill, Leslie Masterra, Jonathan Virgil Stone, Christopher Clay Faughn and Will Sandefer.
Don held an active career with sports while at Murray High before graduating in 1964. He played baseball, basketball, football and ran track. He was named to the West KY Conference Team in football in 1962, and was named to the KY High School Athletic Association All State Football Team in 1963. He was also named to the All Western KY Conference Team in baseball in 1963. He was a member of the 1961 State Championship Team as a sophomore and was coached by MHS Hall of Fame inductees Preston "Ty" Holland, Dub Russell and Eli Alexander. Don's father, G. W. Faughn, was also coached by Ty Holland at Murray High School. As a senior, Don was voted the Most Popular Boy and lived up to that nomination.
Don went on to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and played football for Johnny Majors. He also played minor league baseball with the Atlanta Braves.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Acadiana Animal Aid in Lafayette, Louisiana, where Dr. Carley Faughn served as the executive director and the organization continues to save thousands of companion animal lives yearly.
Online condolences may be left at
The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Murray City Cemetery

Chestnut St, Murray, KY 42071

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