George Houston Faulkner July 26, 1930 - August 6, 2014 George was one of 9 children born to Julian and Lillian Faulkner in Leake County Mississippi. His adventurous side brought him to Plumas County as a young man where he supported himself as a mill worker. George met and married Darlene Orcutt in 1953, they moved to Red Bluff a short time later, continuing his work at a local mill. George began working for a local plumber, learned the trade, eventually partnering, then owning his own plumbing business. That business was a family affair, with his wife and daughter in the shop and he & his sons in the field. Retirement came in the late 1980's, allowing him time to travel. He enjoyed hunting and loved his bird dogs, and his daughters terrier pup who became his favorite after discovering the little dog had a keen sense of smell for tracking deer. Fishing, fishing and more fishing. George didn't have an ocean boat, but he did have a 12 foot aluminum boat. He would load his young sons into it and head out into the ocean without fear. He made many friends who shared his passion, whether it was on the ocean, streams, lakes or rivers. George is survived by his sons, David and Stephen Faulkner; daughter and son-in-law, Debora and Daniel Coffman; grandchildren, Casey Coffman, Kelli (Coffman) McNail, Kyle McNail and Tyler Faulkner; sisters and brother-in-law, George and Mytris Jenkins, Helen Rawson, Great Grandchildren and his dearly loved nieces and nephews who called him Uncle Hubby. Memorial donations can be made to "major projects" in Georges' name to the Red Bluff Elks Lodge #1250, 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff Ca 96080 A private gathering will be held at a later date.
Published in Daily News on Aug. 19, 2014