Faulkner, Charles, of Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis, Missouri, passed peacefully on to his next life on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the age of 98.
Charlie was born in Hawk Point, MO on August 9, 1923 to Charlotte and Joseph Faulkner. He graduated high school in the St. Louis area, and served in WWII in the Army Signal Corp, arriving in Normandy “D-Day +3.” He was awarded 5 bronze stars for the following campaigns: Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes, Normandy and Northern France. After being honorably discharged in Dec 1945, he came home to St Louis where he met and married Imogene Hicks, who he loved dearly.
He was a milkman, a proud member of Teamster’s, a prescription delivery driver and Pa-pa to his grandchildren. He listened to Cardinals games on the radio and amassed a large bowling trophy collection from the many bowling leagues he and Imogene participated in until their early 80s. In his 90th year, he was able to experience an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Sometimes ornery, other times ordinary, always open-hearted, Charlie certainly lived a full life!
Charlie was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Imogene, his parents, and siblings Joseph, William, Gwen, Emma and Edna. He is survived by his daughter, Peggy (David) McKnight; his grandchildren Robin (Michael) Thompson and Jeff McKnight; his great-grandchildren, Matthew & Collin Thompson and Raechel & Rhys McKnight, and several great nieces.
Charlie’s family would like to express their immense appreciation to all the amazing, caring and compassionate staff at Missouri Veterans Home in St Louis, where he lived for over 15 years. Much gratitude to David, Sydney and the B200/300 staff who provided comfort, care, and coffee to him daily. Special thanks to Buffy Huffman and Pastor Madonna MacDonald for becoming his family. Papa, we know you and Granny are cheering on the Cardinals together, watching as Yadi, Albert and Waino finish this season as one.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Missouri Veteran’s Home St. Louis, 10600 Lewis & Clark Blvd, St Louis, MO 63136
Services: The family is being served by Baue Cave Springs, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where a visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9:30 am, immediately followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am. Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks.
Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies.