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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX

OBITUARIO

Royce W. Faulkner

2 mayo , 193025 junio , 2019
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Austin, Texas has lost one of its treasures with the passing of Royce Faulkner on June 25. A native Texan and graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Royce Faulkner had deep roots in Central Texas and in Austin. Throughout his successful career, he established his place as a leader not only in local business, but in the community’s political, social, environmental, and educational affairs. He took an active role in this community for more than 50 years.

Royce was a steward of the land and loved spending time at his ranch in Kerr County, Texas, with friends, family, and charitable organizations. Upon his passing, he was an active member of the Texas Wildlife Association.

As founder of Faulkner Construction Company in 1962, Royce built a firm that became a leader in the Austin and Central Texas construction market. With the founding of affiliate companies, the Faulkner Group of Companies expanded to become a major player in almost every aspect of the construction industry.

Royce actively sought to improve the Austin community through his service and participation in many organizations, both professional and civic. He was particularly active in the support of educational programs for young people, especially in efforts teaching technical and engineering skills. He was a founding board member of the Crime Prevention Institute, an organization devoted to providing job skills to detainees in the Texas correctional institutions in order to equip them for productive life after their release, and to prevent recidivism. He was an ardent supporter of Schreiner University. Among his many leadership roles, Royce was an early Chairman of the Austin Community College Board of Trustees. He chaired the Governor's Advisory Committee for the Capitol Restoration and Expansion project at the State Capitol, a project that returned our State Capitol to its glorious past as well as prepared it for use by future generations. He was President of both the Austin Chapter AGC and the Texas Building Branch AGC. He was also a behind the scenes advisor and confidante to many of Austin’s state and local elected officials.

Born May 2, 1930 to Wendell and Bertha Dugger Faulkner, Royce is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Donna Mae, and by his three sons, Scott and wife Catherine, Don, and Brian, grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, and Emily Faulkner, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Wendell, Joe, and Gene Faulkner.

Royce and his company left their mark on the Austin landscape, as builders of many of its semiconductor manufacturing facilities including Advanced Micro Devices and Samsung; numerous schools including Akins High School and J.J. Pickle Elementary; and churches including Riverbend and Hyde Park Baptist. He also left his mark on much of the rest of the Texas construction industry as many Faulkner employees, schooled in Royce’s devotion to honest business practices, outstanding customer service, and quality workmanship, moved on to become leaders of other Texas construction firms. Many a Central Texas construction worker, skilled carpenter, project manager, or executive of his companies learned hard lessons in how business should be done after an invitation to do better that started with, “Sweet Pea. Meet me at Whataburger. We need to talk…” He deeply cared for his employees and his family.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 1 at 2:00 PM at the Smith Family Chapel at Riverbend Church, 4214 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Settlement Home, 1600 Payton Gin Road, Austin, TX 78758, www.settlementhome.org; Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd. Kerrville, TX 78028-5611, www.schreiner.edu; or the charity of your choice.

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  • Memorial Service lunes, 1 julio , 2019

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Janice Armstrong

7 julio , 2019

Royce was a very kind and gentle man.

steven van wicklen

1 julio , 2019

i feel very lucky to have known Royce since opening my dental practice in his building on south Lamar in 1987.He was very proud of our office building and was meticulous with maintenance and upkeep.Patients always commented on how nice the building was maintained over the years and i always gave Royce the credit.He was always willing to help us in any way possible to make our office a better place.He definitely made our world a better place and we thank him for that.We will truly miss seeing him in the building but know he is at peace. God Bless Royce and his family...sincerely.. steven van wicklen dds

Molly Collie

1 julio , 2019

On behalf of the Collie family, my mother Charolette, brothers Morris and Lance we send our condolences to Donna and the Faulkner family. I have never not known a Faulkner in my life! Many of my memories of Royce include my late father Bill Collie who held him in such high regard. When my husband Ray died in 2004, Daddy was at Deer Camp and Royce got him to Lubbock to be with me as quickly as possible. Royce put together an amazing recommendation letter for my son Garrett for his application to UT (graduating in ‘18) including other Faulkner gentleman who signed as well. Those are just two examples of Royce’s kindness to our family. There have been many throughout my life and continued after our dad died in 2013. The Faulkners are family we choose and you are all in our prayers for peace and comfort.
Molly Collie

Del Tally, CSP, FASSP

30 junio , 2019

I have known Royce for 40+ years. He has always been a "mentor" and "leader" during AGC, American Society of Safety Engineers, and State of Texas safety issues plus hunting camp adventures.

Bob Wallace

30 junio , 2019

I first met Mr. Faulkner in 1969. He was building a new Brown School for Kenneth Brown. He went on to construct many building for my company. He was one of the finest men I have ever known.
God Bless you and thank you,
Bob Wallace

REX WEBB

29 junio , 2019

Throughout my career in the construction industry I was truly blessed with outstanding mentors for whom I worked. Royce Faulkner was absolutely one of those. Only when I became an owner of my own business did it occur to me how difficult it was to emulate the day-to-day facets of the attributes that Royce instilled in all of us who worked for him. A few years ago I was visiting with him and he stated how proud he was of the business my partner and I had built. I cannot tell anyone exactly how much that meant to me. I am forever grateful for Royce Faulkner. I pray for comfort to the family and friends of Royce.

John Dunn

29 junio , 2019

Mr. Faulkner was a very generous man and will be missed more than anyone can understand. I was very fortunate and honored to be mentored by Mr. Faulkner early in my construction career. I still use Mr. Faulkner's life lessons today and think of him often and yes I still drive a white Chevrolet truck. You were just like a father to many of us and always took time to listen and give advice, no matter the time or situation.
Rest in peace Mr. Faulkner your legacy lives on in the many people that you touched.

Bill Rees

29 junio , 2019

Mr. Faulkner was the most influential man in my 46 year career in the construction industry. He took me under his wing with many “Sweet Pea” meetings. He truly changed my life forever and I am eternally grateful to him. The multitude of co-workers in the Faulkner Group were known around the industry as the best because of his high standards. We all knew that we were part of the best organization and were very proud to be working for Mr. Faulkner. He taught me to always be fair and always be right.
Rest in peace, you will always be remembered in my heart. Bill Rees

W B

29 junio , 2019

My sincere condolences to the Faulkner family and friends. As you remember your love one as God heals your broken heart Psalm 147:3. May you treasured memories that will continue to bring you comfort, peace and strength in this time of loss.

Brian Greig

29 junio , 2019

Royce Faulkner couldn't do enough to be help people and, above all, to be fair. He had a philosophy that inspired me: Always leave the other guy with a little more than he thought he was entitled to. There are many of us who Royce helped in our careers without fanfare or expectation of anything in return and unknown to anyone else. Our city had no better role model than Royce Faulkner. Heaven will be a better place now that he is there.

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