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Maurice Gene Fawcett

December 2, 1933 — September 2, 2023

Waco, Texas

Maurice Fawcett, 89, passed away on September 2, 2023 at Arbor Gardens.  A visitation at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 8th with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 a.m.

Maurice was born December 4, 1933 in Tulia, Texas to the parents of David Collier Fawcett and Ruth Doris Hankins Fawcett Wallace.  Maurice graduated from Lubbock High School and then attended Texas Tech University.  While at Tech he met Bettye Lousie Shaw at a BSU conference at Baylor University and they married August 17, 1957.  The family moved to Waco in 1968 where Maurice became an instructor of Automotive at TSTC where he taught till his retirement in 1997.

He served as a deacon at Bellmead First Baptist Church and director of the High School Sunday department for many years.  His love of automobiles and knowledge of foreign cars made him a go to for repairs of such vehicles.  He and his wife loved spending summers in Colorado at their cabin and loved to invite anyone to come and visit.  Their door was always open to anyone who would venture up that road.  Along with his love of cars and Colorado his love of music always shined through.  He and Bettye sang in their church choirs and participated in the Singing Seniors of Baylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, and his loving wife, Bettye of 58 years.  Survivors include his children, Diana and Ralph Lee of Waco, Gene and Leanne Fawcett of Chandler Arizonia, Elizabeth and Chris Carson of Lorena as well as the love of their lives their 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  The family would like to extend special thanks the Arbor House and Gardens for taking such good care of Maurice these last few years and Interim Hospice for making him comfortable his last remaining days.  Memorials can be made to the Texas Baptist Men’s Water Ministry.

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Friday, September 8, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel

8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Friday, September 8, 2023

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8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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