BILLIE GENE FAULKNER, 90, Athens, died Jan. 1, 2021, at the residence. Born March 13, 1930, in Blount County, he graduated from Cleveland High School in 1948, attended Howard College, and served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He was a State Trooper for 31 years and was known as “Granny.” Predeceasing him were parents Will and Jean McClusky Faulkner, wife of 65 years Mary Ann Faulkner, brother Bob Faulkner, and grandson Will Stevens.
Surviving are children Paul Faulkner, John Faulkner, Jean (Darrell) Stevens, Debbie Crouch; sister Betty Sue Adams; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
Graveside service was held Jan. 5 at Roselawn Cemetery with Donnie Watts, Darrell Stevens, Chris Joye, Lonnie Williams, Ronnie Faulkner, and Andrew Crouch serving as pallbearers.