Charles Henry Faurot, of Midlothian, Va., was born October 3, 1935. He was the founder of Old Blue Records and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, teacher, coach, and friend. He passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013, from complications of pancreatic cancer.
He is survived by his beloved family, his wife, Barbara Sanborn Faurot; his children, William Silverthorne Faurot III, Matthew Monahan Faurot, Kirsten Marie Faurot, and Stephanie Elizabeth Faurot-Rodriguez; his sons-in-law, John Packel and Miguel Rodriguez; his siblings, William Reay Faurot, Allen Reed Faurot, and Suzanne Faurot Warner; and his grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Silverthorne Faurot and Jean Reay Faurot; his stepmother, Joyce Moore Faurot; and his son, William Silverthorne Faurot II.
Charlie was born and raised in Chicago, Ill., and attended Philips Andover Academy and Yale University. He taught math and coached swimming and water polo at Suffield Academy and Montclair Academy. He was a systems consultant at Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Bankers Trust, and Monchik-Weber. He retired as Managing Director of the American Stock Exchange in 1997 and founded Old Blue Records, an independent label dedicated to the best in old-time music from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Kentucky, Texas, and other regions. His music was featured on National Public Radio, and several Old Blue tracks were included in the recent Give Me The Banjo documentary on PBS, narrated by Steve Martin and featuring several Old Blue artists. He was a member of Noroton Yacht Club, where he coached women's sailing and youth swimming, and was recognized with the Moon Award for extraordinary service.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Walk Virginia, c/o Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Unit 4A, 2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, Va. 22306. The family wishes to thank the teams at VCU Massey Cancer Center and Hospice of Virginia. Online condolences to WoodyFuneralHome.com.