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Thomas Jefferson Fawbush IIIAugust 20, 1947 ~ February 5, 2017 (age 69)
This is the story of Thomas Jefferson Fawbush, III, AKA Doodie to all that love him. He sometimes referred to himself as Mr. Fawbush.
Doodie was born August 20,1947 in the town of Royston, GA and on February 5, 2017 his journey on earth ended and his heavenly journey began with no more sickness, no pain, no more Dr. visits and no more insurance co-pays (insurance co-pay was an issue with Doodie, by the way), He would always say to me, Susan Fawbush, and the Dr,. we need to get rid of that co-pay!
When Doodie was a child, the Fawbush family lived in Canon, GA where Doodie and his brothers were allowed to be free to play, ride bikes and play in the creeks. Sometimes, he and Donnie would even play with raccoons and baby skunks. Their mother Hazel taught them to fish and I guess that is where and when he developed his passion for fishing.
In July of 1962, the Fawbush family made their move to Tucker GA. Doodie went to school at Tucker Elementary until he was moved up to his high school adventure at Tucker High School. Then, along came Donnie to play football for the Tucker Tigers. Doodie started managing the team alongside the coaches and his love for football began. That is when his love for The Tucker Tigers started. Doodie was allowed to act as manager for the Tigers throughout his high school years and right up to 2016. Doodie would go on the bus with the team to all the games. DOODIE FAWBUSH was THE #1 FAN OF THE TUCKER TIGERS FOOTBALL TEAM. He loved all football but the Tucker Tigers were HIS Team. In 2008 and 2011, THE TUCKER TIGERS won the AAAA State Championship where they played at the Georgia Dome. Doodie was on the sideline with his orange stocking cap on, cheering on HIS TEAM all the way to win the AAAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP and championship rings for all the players and their #1 Fan Doodie Fawbush. He was so proud of HIS TEAM.
After high school, Doodie worked for the Dekalb County School System for approximately 30+ years. After his retirement, he became honorary Mayor of Tucker and an icon at Matthews Cafeteria. Doodie never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone that crossed his path. Most of the time, it would be about Tucker Tigers football or fishing, the two things he was most passionate about.
Doodie was raised by his parents Tom and Hazel Fawbush and his uncle, George Mabry. He had one sister, Susan Delores Fawbush, who died as a young girl before the family moved to Tucker, GA. Doodie has four brothers, Dale, Donnie, Mike and Ricky Fawbush. Doodie was loved by all that knew him but to his family, he was loved in a super special way.
I am Susan Fawbush, Donnie’s wife. It has been my pleasure and honor to know Doodie and to be trusted by our family to care for his needs. I have known Doodie for 16 years now and boy has he told me some stories and I am sure we all have what I call DOODIEISMS. Doodie never had a harsh word to say about anyone and would never harm anyone. Doodie has had many health issues in his 69 years of living but 2016 was his toughest. He had developed some breathing problems and heart problems. On February 5, 2017, he was in Virginia with his friend and caregiver Jim. After watching the Falcons lose the Super Bowl, he suffered a heart attack and ended his earthly journey and started his heavenly journey with no more sickness, no more pain and no more Dr. visits.
Our family will miss him but we celebrate his life through the memories and DOODIEISMS that we will forever hold in our hearts. RIP Thomas Jefferson Fawbush, III, AKA Doodie, until we meet again on the other side.
The funeral will be held Friday, February 10, 2017, at 1:00 pm, with the remains placed in state at 11:00 am, in the Canon United Methodist Church in Canon, GA. Burial will follow in the Canon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chape, (770) 564-2726.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.