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Dr James R. Faulkner, Jr

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Dr James R. Faulkner, Jr

  • Birth 8 Jun 1914 Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 10 Jun 2009 Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 38237839

Obituary: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Dr. James R. Faulkner died Wednesday, June 10, 2009. He had celebrated his 95th birthday on Monday.

J.R. Faulkner was born June 8, 1914, in Charlotte, NC He trusted the Lord as his personal Saviour on December 3, 1937.

In 1941, he enrolled at Bob Jones College, Cleveland, TN. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Bible in 1946.

In 1943, he married Magdalene Amstutz. The Faulkners have five sons - all graduates of Tennessee Temple University.
Dr. Lee Roberson, founder of Tennessee Temple University, writes of Dr. Faulkner: "He was first a teacher at TTU, later vice president for 22 years; and in 1974 he became president. In the many years of my work, I have found no one to equal Dr. Faulkner in fruitfulness, purity of life, and dedication to the cause of Christ. As a multi-talented man, he performed every task with precision, enthusiasm, zeal and spiritual power. As a songleader, artist, administrator, preacher or soul winner, he worked with an unquestioned whole-heartedness. We continue to walk together in the work of our Saviour."

Dr. Faulkner served as pastor of South Rossville Baptist Church, Rossville, GA, from 1945-1949, when he accepted the associate pastor position at Highland Park Baptist Church.
Two colleges have honored J.R. Faulkner with honorary degrees. He received an honorary (L.L.D.) from Bob Jones University in 1954, and Trinity Baptist College, Jacksonville, FL, honored him with a (D.D.) in 1993.
J.R. Faulkner retired in 1990, then served as interim pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church until 1991.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene "Matsie" Faulkner.

Survivors include his five sons and their wives, the Rev. Dr. Randy and Connie Faulkner of Oklahoma City, OK, Robert and Donna Faulkner of Chattanooga, TN, the Rev. Paul and Diana Faulkner of Chattanooga, TN, Peter and Judy Faulkner of Valdosta, GA, and the Rev. Steve and Judy Faulkner of Simcoe, Ontario; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, at the funeral home and from 12-2 p.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at the church with Rev. David Bouler officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Highland Park Baptist Church, Tennessee Temple University, 1907 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404, Baptist International Missions, 8614 Harrison Bay Road, Harrison, TN 37341, or Camp Joy, 1907 Bailey Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404.

More arrangements will be announced by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN.

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  • Created by: Richard B. Tucker, Sr.
  • Added: 12 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38237839
  • Bill King
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James R. Faulkner, Jr (8 Jun 1914–10 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38237839, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Richard B. Tucker, Sr. (contributor 46898412) .