Thurman Belmont Faulkner

May 16, 1923April 19, 2013

Thurman Belmont Faulkner, 89, of Chattanooga began his new life Friday, April 19, 2013. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Adams Lithographing after 35 years of service.

Thurman was a member of Red Bank United Methodist Church and a member of the choir for 44 years. He was a gentle and kind father, grandfather and friend who was always helping someone with something. He dedicated his life to God and the church. Thurman thoroughly enjoyed working with his Thursday morning work group at the church and at the gym with friends. He also enjoyed woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bess L. Faulkner, parents, David A. and Mary Lula Faulkner, sister, Inez Webb and brothers, Buford, Thomas, Elmer, Lester, W.A. (Dude), Roy and Guy Faulkner.

Survivors are his children, David A. Faulkner, Victoria (Vicki) L. Bogan, Terrell D. Holbrook, grandchildren, Brad D. Brown and P. Jordan Faulkner, nieces and nephews, Hankey Guinn, Linda (Frank) Harris, Billy Webb, Sandy Webb, Loree Webb, Scotty Guinn, Artie Guinn, Roe Arthur Faulkner, Dale Faulkner and Chris Webb.

Thurman’s family would like to especially thank the staff at Life Care Center of Hixson and North Park second floor nursing staff.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 6:00 pm on Sunday and from 10:00 until 11:30 Monday, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 11:30 am Monday, April 22, at the North Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Red Bank United Methodist Church, 3800 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN 37343. Share your memories on line at


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Sharon Ridgeway

April 27, 2013

A life well lived; the kindest, most thoughtful person I've ever had the honor of calling my friend. He & Bess took in lots of strays over the years, providing love, guidance, food and friendship. I was one of those strays. He made the world a better place in so many ways. Godspeed, Thurman, godspeed.

Scot, Kat and Vincent Gwin

April 22, 2013

Our thoughts and prayer are with the family. Uncle Buck will be missed

April 21, 2013

Bogan, Mr. Faulkner was special to me as I was in your house all the time growing up. He was friendly and always had something nice to say. I especially remember his explaining to me how he lost his finger! I think I actually believed him for a while. Anyway, I am very sorry his time here on Earth has ended. You and your family are in my prayers. Phyllis Peck Finney

Stella and Valerie Campbell

April 20, 2013

There was nothing better than a Thurman Faulkner hug and smile. We will miss you and your hugs but we are thankful that you are back with your beloved Bess and Jesus.

Leonard and Marsha Bustamente

April 20, 2013

Whenever we encountered Thurman, he was always warm and welcoming. Our heartfelt condolences to the whole family. David and Vicki, we are both so very sorry.
Leonard and Marsha.

mike igou

April 19, 2013

David and Vicki, I was very sorry to hear of Thurman's passing. I counted him to be a true friend when I was a young man working at Adams. He was one of the most liked, and well thought of, workers at Adams. Thurman counceled me before my marriage, and his advise has stayed with me for many years. Mike Igou

Connie Dillon

April 19, 2013

Hi David, I'm very sorry to hear about Thurman's passing my prayers are we you and all your family. Connie Dillon/Adams Lithographing Company.

April 19, 2013

Dear Vicki and David, I was heart broken when I heard about your dad's passing. Thurman was a true gentleman and he will be missed by so many people. His memory is something I will cherish forever and ever. I will miss his BIG hugs and great big smile. Heaven has truly received a blessing and I can just hear his voice in the Heavenly Choir.
May God bless you during this time of grief. Your dad was just the BEST!
Wanda Glasscock Markum