T. Garnet Fawcett, Jr. ’51

T. Garnet Fawcett, Jr. ’51, of Mount Airy, N.C., passed away April 22 at Golden Living Center in Mount Airy. He was born in Mount Airy on July 21, 1929, to Thomas Garnet Fawcett, Sr. and Katie Lee Mills Fawcett. Garnet attended Davidson and graduated from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53, being stationed at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Ga., and at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. The Fawcett family was instrumental in helping establish the Episcopal Church in Mount Airy, with construction of the church being started in March 1886. Garnet was a retired banker with 57 years of service. He was a third generation of Mount Airy bankers that began with his grandfather, Thomas Fawcett, who organized the First National Bank of Mount Airy in 1893. Garnet is survived by two sons, Thomas Garnet Fawcett III (Elaine) and George Lenfesty Fawcett; two granddaughters, Lila and Raina Lee Fawcett; his twin brother, George D’Espard Fawcett ’51 (Shirley), 602 Battleground Rd., Lincolnton, NC 28092; a sister, Elizabeth Fawcett Burke; a brother-in-law, Dozy Caldwell (Susan); and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Fawcett was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta “Dink” Caldwell Fawcett, and three sisters, Mary Mills Fawcett Folger (Fred, Sr.), Katherine Fawcett Folger (Henry), and Evelyn Fawcett Randolph (Bob).