William “Bill” Michael Faulkner, 62, passed away Dec. 17, 2014, at home in Gresham, Ore., surrounded by family.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Anderson's Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Military Honors will be rendered by the Oregon Honors Team.
Bill was born April 8, 1952, in Taft, Calif., to John S. and Agnes (Cook) Faulkner. He moved with his family to the Hood River Valley and graduated from Wy’east High School – Last Class in 1970. They called him Billie and Stump when he was a star for the Golden Eagles. He served in the United States Army after high school and upon his honorable discharge lived in Hood River, Burns and The Dalles, working as a meat cutter, retiring in Gresham.
He enjoyed being with family and friends, camping, hunting, cooking, barbecuing, sports (ESPN, the Oregon Ducks and Portland Trail Blazers) and working on ancestry and genealogy. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Moose and the American Legion. He was an officer at the local Elks Lodge in The Dalles and rose to Exalted Ruler. He was actively involved in the charity work done during his time at the Elks.
On Dec. 23, 2006, he married Wendy Struckman and they made their home in Gresham. They greatly enjoyed the company of neighbors and friends, good food and good drink. Their home welcomed everyone, and good times were had by all.
Bill is survived by his wife, Wendy Struckman, of Gresham; daughter, Kara Manley, of Beaverton, Ore.; son, Wesley Faulkner, of The Dalles, Ore.; sister, Jan Price, of Bend, Ore.; grandchildren Joey, Lexus, Sierra, Madison, Siyra, Annabelle and Kiyra; and numerous nieces and nephews that were very important to him; and many friends that he has collected over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Dale Faulkner and Johnnie Faulkner, and two sisters, Wanda Thomas and Barbara Sheek.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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