Charles J. Faulk Jr.

Charles J. Faulk Jr., 93, of Fairmount, IN, and having family members in Zanesville, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Faulk attended Swayzee High School and served in the United States Army during World War II, receiving three Purple Hearts with an Oak Leaf Cluster, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star. He was employed by Anaconda Cable/Ericsson for 33 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Rigdon United Methodist Church, Disabled American Veterans and the Jonesboro American Legion and a life member of the Gas City Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was born June 6, 1919, in West Alice, WI, to Charles and Hilda Marguerite Peterson Faulk. He married Virginia I. Heater on Jan. 10, 1943, in Tallahasee, FL, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 23, 2004.

Survivors include four daughters, Nova (Darin) Faulk Disney and Theresa (Jerry) Davis, both of Fairmount; Tammara (James) Layman, of Allons, TN; and Leah (Michael) Jones, of Jonesboro; seven sisters, Sandy Peterson and Marie Hannah, both of Fairmount; Joan Lee, Ruth (Harry) Smith and Darlene Rish, all of Van Buren; Mary Barton, of Marion; and Marilyn "Joyce" Cook, of Zanesville; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a service following at 1 p.m., at Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount. Chaplain Don Miller will officiate. Interment will be at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, with military honors.

Memorial gifts may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County in honor of Mr. Faulk's daughter or to New Hope Hospice, both in care of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home.

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