Sunday, June 19, 2022

Obituary - Montie Lee Faught

Montie Lee Faught, 85, of Harrisonville, MO, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at his home. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO.

Masonic services will be on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri, with funeral services following the conclusion of the Masonic services. Interment to follow at Freeman Cemetery in Freeman, MO.

Montie was born August 16, 1936 to James Lee and Rose Ellen (Ethington) Faught in Flint, MI. He was raised by his grandparents, Elmer Thomas and Stella Mae Ethington, in Peculiar, MO. Montie married the love of his life, Goldie Lou James, on June 2, 1956, at her parent's home in Harrisonville, MO. Early in his career, he worked as a police officer in Raytown, MO, but ended up going to work for Western Electric/AT&T in their maintenance department, where he retired after 28 years in 1991. He also enjoyed his time spent coaching semi-pro basketball at Kemper Arena.

Throughout Montie's life, he enjoyed fishing, competing in several tournaments and semi-pro competitions, he enjoyed hunting, and traveling with Goldie after his retirement. Later in life, he enjoyed going out to West Line to listen to music with friends. He was a member of the Harrisonville Elks Lodge; the Ararat Shriners where he participated in many parades and was part of their motorcycle brigade; the Grand River Lodge #276 in Freeman, MO, where he served as past Master; and a member of First Baptist Church in Harrisonville, MO.

Montie is preceded in death by his wife, Goldie. He is survived by his children: Bobby (Denise) Faught, Mike Faught, and Pamela Kay Faught; his 6 grandchildren: Montie Wayne, Jessie Lou, Danielle Marie, Travis John, Sara Marie, and Danny Michael; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas Stapleton; and sister, Beverly (Stapleton) Thurman.

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