John S. “Coyote Tachai” Fawley died on March 18, 2021, at the age of 80 in hospice care at Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, his home for the last 30 years of his life. He was born on December 26, 1940.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Martha Fawley, and a beloved younger brother, Roger.
He is survived by his sweetheart, Cassie. He spent the last year of his life in the company of friends and fellow communards who made his transition sweet with lots of visits and lots of honey. He found it “perfect enough.” Coyote was proud to hail from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He also spent a while in Bloomington teaching English Literature. He briefly entered the military service in 1963 and came out of it with some indecent stories to tell, some of which were actually true, even if the funniest ones were yarns. “So it goes,” as his fellow Indiana native Kurt Vonnegut would say.
Coyote was buried at the Twin Oaks grave site with a hawk which died on the same day. Friends can contact Twin Oaks through Facebook or the main office phone number with questions on how to pay respects.