John Joseph Faerber

Born: Wed., Jan. 7, 1931
Died: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 05, 2018
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Mar. 06, 2018
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

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John Faerber died on February 27, 2018 at the age of 87. Born on January 7, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri, he worked at his father’s service station from the age of ten through high school. As a member of the Air National Guard he served in Vermont and New York state during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge he again worked for his father and attended St. Louis University. He worked for the Mobil Oil Company before joining the Buick Motor Company. He worked with Buick in many capacities until his retirement.

John was married to JoAnn (Murphy) Faerber for nearly sixty-seven loving years. They have six children: Catherine (James) Craig, Michael (LuAnn) Faerber, Gary (Kathleen Cooney) Faerber, MaryJo (Randal) Lum, Mark (Babette) Faerber, Jeanne (Robert) Larson. He is survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and his sister Evelyn Mueth.

His commitment to his faith led John to become involved in the procurement of the property to build Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church where he served as the head of ushers and was a member of the Literacy Committee. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered as a safe driving instructor with AARP for fourteen years. He volunteered for other local organizations as well.

John loved his family; wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He cherished his friends and neighbors, and especially the dear friends he made through the Knights. His family is grateful for the help and outpouring of affection received during John’s illness and death. 

A funeral mass will be held at 11 o’clock a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro GA 30642 with Father Roberto Herrera officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service in the church’s Sacred Heart Social Hall.  Donations may be made to the St. Vincent dePaul Society c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro GA 30642.  A visitation will be held at the McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA on Monday, March 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. with the Rosary at 6 p.m.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Patricia Roberts
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Faerber Family, my condolences to you. May you remember all of the wonderful and joyful memories Jack created for you throughout his lifetime. Special prayers during this difficult time with blessings to you all. Jack was a co-worker for many years and influenced so many of us “ youngsters”. RIP Jack. Patricia Roberts

Richard Koerber
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
This is the passing of a truly great Christian man. His devotion to his wife and extended family was ledgenary. I had the privelage to work for and with Jack Farber at Buick Motor Division for 35 years off and on. At company meetings when he saw you accross a crowded room his bright smile and extended hand shake allways welcomed even the newest nember of the team. He remembered my wife, Betsy's name and always ask about our kids. This was a man who was never satisifyed with the status que, but always strived to get there team to do better. In retirement he continued to use his time, talent and treasure to build Gods home in your town. Carry on Jack. Your work here on earth will continue to stand as a testiment to who you were. God bless you and yours.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy. Happy Memories of early Reynolds Plantation days.

Laura Davies
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018


With deepest sympathy and Love The Davies family

Roger and Sheila Meyer
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
To JoAnn and all the Faerber family:

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. John, whom we knew for the past seven years since moving to the the Lake Country and being members of Christ Our King and Savior Church, was a most welcoming, friendly, and helpful acquaintance who quickly became our friend. It was a pleasure working with him in Church ministries and the Knights of Columbus. And we appreciated his help in giving the Safe Driving course each year. The ever-present twinkle in his eyes, his welcoming smile and warm handshake made one always feel special in his presence. His positive attitude was infectious and appreciated by all. Please accept our prayers during this difficult time of sorrow and loss. We are grateful that John did not have a lengthy terminal illness and hope that he was spared from suffering as he prepared to meet the Lord. We celebrate the life of this dear, sweet, and righteous man, and know that having completed his journey, he now rests in the arms of the Lord with eternal peace as his well-deserved reward. We shall cherish his memory for all time.