Death of Forest Freelin Faulkner

Forest Freelin Faulkner, 91, of Milton, loving husband, father and granddad went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 29, 2013. He was born July 7, 1921, in Hurricane, a son of the late John and Lura Mabe Faulkner. He was also preceded in death by his two brothers, Bernard and David Faulkner; and his sister, Bessie Payne.

He was a World War II Veteran serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was an employee of International Nickel for 44 years retiring as a foreman in the machine shop. He was member of Milton Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon, Financial Secretary and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member for fifty years of the Milton Lebanon Masonic Lodge 68 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Shriners.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Dortha May Persinger Faulkner; two daughters, Joyce Courts (Virgil) and Linda Gainer (Bill); one grandson, Michael Gainer; two step-grandchildren, Tiffany Vargo and Shawn Courts; four great-grandchildren, Airika Gainer, Levi Gainer, Skyler Gainer and Cecilia Vargo; six sisters, Jean Lyerla, Betty Thornton, Virginia Cook, Meredith Gibson, Dorothy Ellison, Stella Bowles; and three brothers, Edward, Gerald and Johnny Faulkner.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013 at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at