Edward Spencer Fagen passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, in a Chattanooga hospital.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on St. Patrick’s Day, 1945, to David Gillette and Pauline (Lucas) Fagen.
Family stories say as a toddler he was always in a hurry and fell down so often he was nicknamed Tim-ber. Later it was shortened to Tim, and the name stayed with him all his life.
He received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and worked as an industrial accountant. His passions were his much-loved Rhodesian Ridgebacks, all sports, but especially tennis. It gave him great joy to encourage others and to share his love of the game with them. “Coach Ed” enthusiastically volunteered with local track and tennis teams, always offering praise and encouragement. He was a loyal supporter of the New Orleans Saints and never doubted the team would bring home a Super Bowl victory.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, John Patrick Fagen and daughter-in-law Donna of Foley, Ala.; daughter, Sarah Frances (Fagen) Powell and son-in-law John Powell, of Austin, Texas; grandchildren: Sydney (Fagen) Busby, John Fagen Powell and Olivia Claire Powell; a brother, David Gillette Fagen, and a sister, Barbara (Fagen) Walls, both of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a special aunt, Maggie (Lucas) Bailey, of Avon, Conn.
There will be no formal visitation or services at this time. You are, however, encouraged to share a memory of Edward and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Fagen family with these arrangements.