GOOSE CREEK, SC — William Gary Facteau (Red), 71 of Goose Creek S.C., died on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Charleston S.C., after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1943, in Plattsburgh, N.Y., the son of Alfred and Theresa (Reeves) Facteau.
In 1960, he enlisted in the United States Army, the 82nd Airborne Division. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. It was there, he met the love of his life, Betty Rae Davis. They were married on Dec. 13, 1960 in Dillon, S.C. He served in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1963 and returned to Plattsburgh, N.Y., with his family.
Gary was a superintendent for Tracy Trombley Construction for many years before retiring and moving to Summerville, S.C., in 1997. After moving to Summerville, he decided to return to work as a superintendent for Newton Construction in Charleston, S.C. He also played guitar and played in local bands with his wife, such as Smokey and the Bandits and Midnight Special.
Gary was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Facteau and Randy Facteau and his Grandson, Bradley W. Brown.
He is survived by four children, Terri Lynn Mulcahy and her husband Joseph of Summerville, S.C., Gary Wayne Facteau of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Keith Eric Facteau and his wife, Keala of Summerville, S.C., and Jodi Lee Smoot and her husband Corey also of Summerville, S.C.; grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and by his two canine children, Benji and DJ.
Gary enjoyed spending time with his wife, friends and family. Gary and Betty also had a home in Port Charlotte Fla., where they would meet their Northern Friends in the winter.
A private service will be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements were entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society, 11 Cunnington Avenue Charleston, SC, 29405 (843) 722-2555