John was born in Baltimore MD and travelled much of the continental United States in his troubled youth, taking on a variety of jobs showcasing his quick smile, resonant voice, ease in making friends and well - developed sense of humor. He spent the last 20+ years of his life mostly in the Chapel Hill and Wilmington NC areas.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother, a sister, two aunts and an uncle. He is survived by a son, Sean and granddaughter Kira, in SD, and his son Wayne D. Faust of Carrboro, NC.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the medical professionals at the ACC Clinic and the Lineberger Cancer Center at UNC Hospitals, the caring people at The Laurels of Chatham and The Stratford in Chapel Hill for being a family for him during his long journey to finding peace and Hospice of Wake County for care in his final weeks.