Walter Henderson "Buzzy" Faulk (1940 - 2017)

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Walter Henderson Faulk, also known as Buzzy, 77, passed away at home in Summer Haven on Nov. 3, 2017, after fighting lung cancer for over a year until the very end. Walter was born on May 18, 1940, in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, to Lelia Combs Faulk and Lester Enoch Faulk. He lived in Dobson, North Carolina, until age 16 when his family relocated to Palatka.

Walter graduated from high school and attended college in Palatka before starting his career as a loan officer at First Federal Savings and Loan Association. From there, he became a federal savings and loan examiner and then the chief operating officer of a federal savings and loan in Tallahassee. Later, he worked for the Federal Home Loan Bank System in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta, ultimately as director of banking supervision. In 1987, Walter received the Federal Home Loan Bank Board's Exceptional Service Award for his work during our country's savings and loan crisis.

From 1995 until shortly before his death, Walter and his wife partnered to work under contract to the International Monetary Fund as banking supervision advisers to over 15 war-torn and/or developing countries. In addition, Walter served as an instructor for IMF seminars on banking supervision around the world. Thank goodness Walter enjoyed traveling so much.

Walter was so proud of his children and grandchildren, and he loved them unconditionally. He also loved his beach, especially driving south over the Matanzas Inlet bridge toward home. Walter was an avid reader and thinker. He continually wondered, marveled, and read about world affairs and the universe around him. Every Florida Gators football game was a must-see event. And he loved his dogs.

Walter was predeceased by his parents Lester and Lelia Faulk, his sister Eugenia Hebel, his brother Glenn Ray Faulk, and his son David Lawrence Faulk.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 27 years, Betsy Brown Faulk; sister Martha Faulk Wells, Fort Pierce; daughter Lisa Faulk Reid, Colorado Springs, Colorado; son Glenn Mark Faulk, St. Augustine; son Walter Henderson Faulk, Jr., St. Augustine; daughter Dr. Bailey Trump Slagle (Zak Slagle), Morehead City, N.C.; granddaughter Jessica Hope Reid, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandson Glenn Mark Faulk, Jr., St. Augustine; and five nieces.

A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine, FL 32084.

While flowers are gratefully accepted, please consider honoring Walter by donating to a local charity.

Craig Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park ( is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in St. Augustine Record from Nov. 5 to Nov. 9, 2017
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