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Reginald R. “Reg” Faulkner, Scio NY

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June 6, 1941 – March 12, 2021
He was a man who loved God, loved Jesus, and loved his family with all his heart.

SCIO – Reginald Roy Faulkner, 79, passed away on Friday (March 12, 2021) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester as a result of cancer.

Reg was born on June 6, 1941 in Olean to Roland B. and Rhea E. (Chisholm) Faulkner. He was a 1959 graduate of Scio Central School. On July 4, 1960 at the Scio Church of Christ, he married the love of his life, Judy Elaine Hackett, who survives. He started out working at Acme Electric in Cuba but ultimately Reg worked nearly his entire vocational career at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, retiring in 2005 as a tool crib supervisor.

Along with his wife Judy of 60 years, together they had nine children and are survived by eight, Judith O’Keefe of Scio, Reginald Ray (Cathy) Faulkner of Scio, Julie (Tom) Giddings of Crossville, Tenn., June (Jeff) Culbertson of Scio, July (Glen) Layfield of Scio, Ronald Roy (Carol) Faulkner of Scio, Jan Estelle Faulkner of Belmont, and Jolene (Scott) Dickens of Scio; and his brothers, Roland Faulkner of Arizona and Paul Faulkner of New Jersey. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Reg was preceded in death by a son, Rex Ronald Faulkner; two sisters Donna Gerhardt and Denise Hotchkiss; a brother David Faulkner; two sisters-in-law, Cindy Faulkner and Mary Faulkner; and his favorite dog, Juanita.

July 4 every year has been a big deal in the Faulkner house. Being Reg’s and Judy’s anniversary, the family has made it a priority for all to be present to celebrate the day together.

Reg spent a great deal of time in the kitchen. He enjoyed baking bread and making chili. His chili contained nearly everything in the kitchen, except for onions which his wife did not like. He was also an avid vegetable gardener.

He was very interested in politics keeping abreast of current issues nationally and locally.

Reg was an accomplished block and stone mason and was well-versed in construction. He built the first home that he and Judy owned and spent many hours throughout his life helping his family. Whenever his children or grandchildren had projects of their own, he was always there. He loved teaching and taught carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills to his children, mechanics to his sons, welding to his grandson and cooking to his daughters and granddaughters.

That love of teaching was most notable as he taught the Bible, especially to his grandchildren and as he shared his faith with his nurses. Reg left a legacy of future preachers in his family. He belonged to The Church of Christ, the only Church. He was a man who loved God, loved Jesus, and loved his family with all his heart.

There will be a time of visitation on Monday (March 15, 2021) from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday (March 16) from 12-1 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Wellsville/Scio. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday immediately following the visitation with Reg’s son Ronald Roy Faulkner officiating. Burial will be held in Knights Creek Cemetery in Scio following the funeral service. 

Memorial contributions in Reg’s name may be made to Judicial Watch, PO Box 96234, Washington, DC 20077-7480. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Visitation:
Monday, March 15, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p..m.
Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Wellsville

Funeral Service:
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Wellsville

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