|He grew up in Aurora, Mo., where he attended school during the elementary grades. He graduated from high school at Western Military Academy in Alton, Ill. Charles received his BS degree in business administration at the University of Arkansas and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.||After six month's of active duty in the Army, he enrolled in law school at the University of Missouri and received a JD Degree. After law school, he was elected prosecuting attorney for Lawrence County where he also practiced law. In 1974, Charles accepted a position as an attorney with the U.S. Medical Center in Springfield and two years later, transferred to Kansas City, where he served as general counsel for the Central Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. During this time, he continued to serve in the Army Reserve and the Missouri Army National Guard in Aurora, Springfield, Kansas City and Jefferson City. He retired in 1987 as colonel with 30 years of service.|
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Dr. Robert W. Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Noralee Phariss Faulkner of 55 years, and their two children: Dr. Charlisa Faulkner-Allen and her husband, Sebastian Luciano, of Phoenix Ariz., and Dr. Charles Byron Faulkner and his wife, Mary, of Springfield, Mo. Additional survivors include his five grandchildren: Laura Elisabeth, Victoria Marie and Anna Nicole Faulkner, and Joshua Lee and Jennifer Leigh Allen.
A musical meditation service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.18, 2012 in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, Mo. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the memorial service in the funeral home chapel. A private burial, with full military honors, for the family will be held at Spring River Cemetery in Verona, Mo. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.
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