Statement from the Family of Gregory Faull
ORLANDO, November 13, 2012 - We are shocked and saddened by the murder of Gregory Faull, a loving father, son and brother who will be remembered as an independent, hard working man full of initiative and a love of adventure.
Greg was proud to be an American. He served his country as a Navy Corpsman attached to the Marine Corps in Okinawa in the 1980s. He completed his service in the Navy/Marine Corps with an honorable discharge.
Following his service, Greg settled in Orlando and started in the construction industry. He attended night school and attained his General Contractor’s license. He built a successful construction business, Gregory V. Faull, General Contractor Inc., working on projects at Disney World and other theme parks, as well as at commercial and residential buildings.
Along the way, Greg lived an adventurous life. He raced motorcycles and loved the water, competing in and winning a number of deep-sea fishing contests. In 1999 he set a record at Port Canaveral when he caught a 110-pound bigeye tuna while trolling 110 miles offshore.
In the mid-2000s, after more than 20 years in construction, Greg was ready for his next adventure. Working on a building that was part of an expansion of the University of Central Florida, he scouted a unique opportunity. After years of work, persuasion and negotiations with the administration of UCF, Greg completed Tailgaters Smokehouse & Spirits. It was the first on-campus restaurant to maintain a liquor license and continues to be a great success four years later.
In recent months, Greg set sail for the Caribbean, intending to transition to more adventures based in Belize. Several years ago, he purchased a house on Ambergris Cay in Belize that had been badly damaged in a hurricane. Using his talent in construction and his experience as a contractor and restaurant owner, Greg worked part-time for the past three years to rebuild the home. He recently completed work and had the property ready to offer as a vacation rental when he was murdered.
Losing Greg leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives. We urge law enforcement authorities in Belize and internationally to bring those responsible to justice quickly.
We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to people throughout the community – especially the students and staff at the University of Central Florida whose lives touched Greg and vice versa – for their messages of support. We ask that the media respect our privacy.
Editors: download photo of Greg Faull here.