Edgar Earl Fain, 82, of Lone Grove, went to be with our Lord on April 7, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born on Dec. 3, 1927 in Coryell County to Horace and Ruth (Carroll) Fain. He is survived by his wife and partner of 54 years, Anna Beth (Overstreet); his sons, Stephen (Cheryl), Richard and daughter Donna (Larry)Orsag. One son Randy, is deceased. He is survived by ten grandchildren: David, Darren and Andrew Orsag, Amy Blackburn, Ryan and Becky Fain, Sanora and Anthony Fain, and Christina and Trey Moore. He was especially proud of his 11 great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time entertaining them. Earl was the oldest son of seven children and is survived by his brothers and sisters: Margie (Ed) Patterson, Tom (Frances) Fain, Robert (Patricia) Fain, Dewey (Erwinna) Fain, June (Jack-deceased) Fowler, and Sharon (Sammy) Offer. The Fain family is very close and has maintained strong ties over the years and distances. He is also survived by his wife’s brothers and families: Eddie (Sandra) Overstreet and Fred (Vicki) Overstreet.
Earl served his country in the United States Air Force and was proud to be a veteran. He retired from the US Weather Service in San Antonio, after more than thirty years of service installing and supervising weather monitoring and radar systems throughout south Texas. Edgar loved organic gardening and always shared his many vegetables proudly with others. He also spent many hours running, including marathons, and received numerous trophies, even into his 70s. During his early years he worked with his brothers in the family beekeeping business, and earned the nickname, “Honey.” The Fain family moved their beekeeping business to Llano from Santa Rosa in the early 50’s. Over the years he continued to keep bees and greatly enjoyed his part in Fain’s Honey. Our Dad and Pop was a man of great character and faith. He always saw the best in others. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Llano where he enjoyed volunteering and helping others. Over the years he participated in mission trips with several churches as far reaching as Alaska and Montana where he was able to help with building projects. He had a servant heart and was a living example of that to us all. He will be greatly missed!
Visitation was Friday, April 9, 2010 from 6:00- 8:00pm at Waldrope-Hatfield- Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel, Llano. Funeral service was held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Cundieff officiating.Burial followed at the Board Branch Cemetery in Lone Grove.Serving as Pallbearers were Ryan Fain, Anthony Fain, David Orsag, Darren Orsag, Andrew Orsag, Matt Blackburn, Trey Moore and Daniel Klingspor.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 107 W. Luce, Llano, Texas or Living Water International, PO Box 35496, Houston, TX 77235-5496.
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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes.