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Obituary for Jerry Faulkenberry
Jerry P. Faulkenberry, 79 of North Charleston, SC, died Sunday, July 5, 2015, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.
Born March 7, 1936, near Kershaw, SC. Jerry was a graduate of Kershaw High School and Eastern Illinois University. He entered the US Air Force in 1954, serving in Iceland, Germany, and South Vietnam. His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, and Air Force Commendation metals. At his retirement in 1980, he was serving as First Sergeant of the 437th Civil Engineering Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base. Following his military service, he worked with Jefferson Pilot Insurance, and later ran a small, private, transport business. He was a founding board member of Make - A- Wish Foundation in Charleston, and served as Vice President.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Carolyn, their daughter, Sandra Ericksen (Philip), and a grandson, Jacob Ericksen.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 174 East Bay Street, # 300, Charleston, S.C. 29401 or Special Olympics South Carolina, 1276 Assembly Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201 or at www.so-sc.org.
The family will receive friends and visitors, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:30 o’clock p.m. at Baker Funeral Home, 210 East Hilton Street, Kershaw, S.C. 29067, (803-475-3771).
Funeral services for Mr. Faulkenberry will be held at 1:00 o’clock p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Baker Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held in the Kershaw City Cemetery.