|Lieutenant Colonel Joseph
Joe Faulkner passed away on October 22, 2010, at the age of 90. He was born on January 2, 1920, to William and Martha (Gibson) Faulkner in Pineville, Kentucky. During his piloting career Joe flew 57 different airplanes. His military career spanned from World War II to Vietnam, including most of the significant airlift events from the Berlin Airlift to command of a C-7 Caribou squadron in Vietnam [535th, 15 December 1967 to 21 June 1968].
Joe retired in 1973 after 32 years in the Air Force. He was raised as a Master Mason in October 1956 in Herring Lodge No. 1224 in Waco, TX. Joe has been an active Mason throughout his 54 years in Masonry. He was a charter member of Charles W. Anderson Lodge No. 1413 in San Antonio having served as its Master in 1983. He served as District Deputy of Masonic District 39B in 1987 and was the Master of Brahan Lodge No. 226 in 1990. He was a 33 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Monarch in the Grotto, a Knights Mason, a member of the Allied Masonic Degrees, a member of the York Rite Chapter, Council and Commandery, Red Cross of Constantine, a National Sojourner and Commander of Hero's and a member of the Camel Corp, a member of Alzafar Shrine Seniors and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Anything that Joe Faulkner was a member of, he was a member of in body and spirit. He was instrumental in building Charles W. Anderson's Lodge and moving the Wimodausis Chapter No. 141 of the Order of the Eastern Star to Charles W. Anderson Lodge. His accomplishments in Masonry are numerous and well earned. He received the Golden Trowel Award in 1991 and his 50 year Masonic Service Award in October 2006.
He was preceded in death by his wife Georgeena M. (Jean) Faulkner. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Ann Moore and Sandra Jean Hugo (Vane); grandchildren William J. Moore, Vanessa Stock, and Julie Hugo. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 29, 10:00 A.M. at Church of the Resurrection (Episcopal), 5909 Walzem Rd, San Antonio, TX 78218. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 291048, San Antonio, TX 78229 www.cancer.org. or Charles W. Anderson Masonic Lodge No. 1413, 10103 Eveningway Dr, San Antonio, TX 78233-6523.