- [S123] Bridges Funeral Home, (http://www.bridgesfuneralhome.com), 27 Feb 2009.
Born: October 29, 1933
Died: February 27, 2009
Services: The funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M Monday in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Monday at Bridges Funeral Home
Faulkner, John David age 75 of West Knoxville passed away Friday, February 27, 2009 at his home He was a Presbyterian, a 1951 graduate of Central High School and attended the University of Tennessee. He retired from the Knoxville Police Department as a Sergeant after serving from 1963 until 1979. He was a member of the FOP Lodge #2. Retired Chief of Security of local hotels and a former security officer for Knoxville Center Mall. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at Sandia Military Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico as part of the Military Police. He was a member of Charles McKinney Lodge #433 F & AM. He was a friend of many in the Knoxville Community, especially children. He managed baseball teams of inner city boys, taking them on many tournament trips through the years. He was a longtime Karns High School Band Parent and Booster Club President. He was a member of the Fountain City Bowling league for decades. Preceded in death by parents, William A. and Rose Newman Faulkner; sister, Shirley Weems. Survivors: wife, Ann Smith Faulkner; children, Tim, Tony, David and Diane Faulkner; daughters in law, Tammy, Gloria and Crystal; Papaw to grandchildren, Kate, Eric and Hunter Faulkner sister, Iris Howard; brothers and sisters in law, Ellen and Jerry Fox, Rhea and Brenda Smith, R.T. (Sandy) and Carolyn Smith, Janet Bower; many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 7:00 P.M Monday in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Russell officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:15 P.M. Tuesday at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for the interment at 1:30 P.M. with honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. The family wishes to thank Dr. John H. Doughtery and the staff of UT Cole Neuroscience Center; Darlene, Mertie and Jennifer of UT Hospice for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Judes Children’s Hospital PO Box 50 Memphis, TN. 38101. The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Monday at Bridges Funeral Home 5430 Rutledge Pike 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Judes Children’s Hospital PO Box 50 Memphis, TN. 38101.
Cemetery: Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
Location: Bridges Funeral Home