Funeral services for Steve Faircloth, 63, retired Bridge City Chief of Police, will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, February 14, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.
Officiating will be Chaplain Mike Eaves of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Masonic graveside services and Police Officers Military Honors will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens following the services. In honor of Steve’s wishes cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory with private inurnment of his remains at a later date.
Steve, 63, passed away at his residence in West Orange on Feb. 7. He was a native of Port Arthur, and a former longtime resident of Bridge City. Steve had resided in West Orange since 2008 following Hurricane Ike.
Steve was the son of the late Lee Scott and Doris Mae Faircloth. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Crumpler) Faircloth in 2006 and his brother, Lee Scott Faircloth, Jr. in 2000. Steve was a 1969 graduate of Bridge City High School and attended Sul Ross and the University of Virginia. He had graduated the 18 week FBI Academy in Quantico, VA and was a Master Police Officer through T.C.L.E.O.S.E. which is now known as T.C.O.L.E. Steve was also a member of the Bridge City Masonic Lodge.
Steve started his law enforcement career in 1973 with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, serving under Sheriff Buck Patillo. He had also worked for the Vidor Police Department having ended his career with the Bridge City Police Department, retiring after 28 years with the department and serving 12 years as Bridge City Chief of Police.
Steve is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Faircloth of Long Beach, CA; and his sister, Pat Faircloth of Houston.
Steve was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.