Thurman Belmont Faulkner, 89, of Chattanooga began his new life Friday, April 19, 2013. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Adams Lithographing after 35 years of service.
Thurman was a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church and a member of the choir for 44 years. He was a gentle and kind father, grandfather and friend who was always helping someone with something. He dedicated his life to God and the church. Thurman thoroughly enjoyed working with his Thursday morning work group at the church and at the gym with friends. He also enjoyed woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bess L. Faulkner, parents, David A. and Mary Lula Faulkner, sister, Inez Webb and brothers, Buford, Thomas, Elmer, Lester, W.A. (Dude), Roy and Guy Faulkner.
Survivors are his children, David A. Faulkner, Victoria (Vicki) L. Bogan, Terrell D. Holbrook, grandchildren, Brad D. Brown and P. Jordan Faulkner, nieces and nephews, Hankey Guinn, Linda (Frank) Harris, Billy Webb, Sandy Webb, Loree Webb, Scotty Guinn, Artie Guinn, Roe Arthur Faulkner, Dale Faulkner and Chris Webb.
Thurman's family would like to especially thank the staff at Life Care Center of Hixson and North Park second floor nursing staff.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 6:00 pm on Sunday and from 10:00 until 11:30 Monday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 11:30 am Monday, April 22, at the North Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank United Methodist Church, 3800 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Share your memories on line at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.