BELMONT - Johnny Albert Faulkenberry, 84, passed away Jan. 6, 2014, at Covenant Village in Gastonia.
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He was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Kershaw, S.C., son of the late Henry and Maggie Faulkenberry.
He was a graduate of Appalachian State College. Johnny retired from Gaston County Schools after 31 years. He was the Assistant Principal at South Point High School in Belmont. Prior to that, he was a driver's education teacher having taught many of the young people in Belmont how to drive. He was a Sergeant in the Army during the Korean War and was a Master Mason in Belmont Lodge 627. He was an active member of Park Street United Methodist Church.
Johnny is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeanette Faulkenberry; sons, Graylyn Faulkenberry and wife, Jill of Mt. Holly, and Lee Faulkenberry and wife Michelle of Gastonia; grandchildren, John Mitchel, Jordan and Alison; sisters, Pauline Carlton and Evelyn Marinko; brother, Jones Faulkenberry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, C.O Faulkenberry, Hurbert Faulkenberry, and Clyde Faulkenberry.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Park Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Richardson officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church in the Family Life Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Faulkenberry Family Scholarship, C/O Park Street United Methodist Church, 120 Park Street, Belmont, NC 28012.
Condolences may be sent online by visiting www.mcleanfuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the family.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue
Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on Jan. 8, 2014