Faber E. Bland, age 77, of Brimley, Michigan, formerly of Conway, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2020, at the Hospice of the EUP – Hospice House.
Faber was born on Aug. 22, 1943, in Morrilton, Arkansas, the son of the late Faber and Ethel (Gatewood) Bland. He graduated from Pine Street High School in Conway and continued his education at the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, formerly AM&N. Faber served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and later in the Seabee Reserves. He worked for Arkansas Fish and Game as a Fishery Biologist. Later he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Fishery Biologist in Minnesota, California, lower Michigan, Oregon and finally Brimley, where he retired.
Faber is survived by his wife, Laura Jean (Hettinger) Bland; three children, Erik (Crystal Davenport) Bland of Atlanta, Georgia, Matt Bland of Brinley, Michigan, and Kelsey (Paul) Roehm of Grand Rapids, Michigan; two sisters, Ruby Bland and Annie (Eldridge) Fears both of Little Rock, Arkansas; and a brother, Robert (Charlene) Bland of Conway, Arkansas.
A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home.