Jimmy D. Faulkner of Abilene, Texas died October 17, 2016 at 1:01 p.m. Jimmy was born October 30, 1932 in Seguin, Texas to J.D. and Mattie (Thomas) Faulkner. He traveled with his parents during his father’s career in the oil field, attending many different schools during this time and graduated from Snyder High School in Snyder, Texas in 1951.
Jimmy was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in The Vietnam War.
On December 15, 1956, he married Beryl W. Edmonds in Ipswich Suffolk, England and they lived throughout the United States and Europe while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
He retired in 1973 after 20 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Air Force and resided in Abilene, Texas. In recognition of his gallant service, the Air Force awarded him the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. After his retirement he worked for a government contractor for several years and then entered the Civil Service as a Quality Assurance Inspector. He completed this career with 23 years and 2 months with several recognition and appreciation of outstanding performance and personal dedication with leadership awards and specific recognition as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor. In all he completed over 49 years of service to his country. He was a true patriot.
He was a Life Member of VFW Post 6873 in Abilene, Texas.
Survived by the love of his life and wife of almost 60 years, Beryl W. Faulkner of Abilene, Texas, currently residing at Ashton Parke in Texas City, Texas; Daughters, Debra L. Doyle and her husband, Matthew T. Doyle of Texas City, Texas; Terrie L. Cramer and husband, Walter A. Cramer of Abilene, Texas; grandchildren, Sean T. Doyle and wife, Megan of Kemah, Texas; Erin E. Doyle of Houston, Texas; Caitlin M. Cramer and Courtney M. Cramer of Fort Worth, Texas; Sister-in-law, Peggy Faulkner of Garland, Texas; nieces, Diane Faulkner, Lori White, Teresa Isenhower and Kim Bordeleon and numerous great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother Thomas H. Faulkner.
Graveside services will be held at Elmwood Memorial Park on Saturday, October 22nd @ 2:00 p.m.
Memorials can be made online to www.WoundedWarriorProject.org in his name or by calling 1-877-832-6997.