William Kenneth “Ken” Faulkner

Published 2:29pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013

William Kenneth Faulkner, 91, born June 13, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, died at the home in Green Creek, NC, December 29, 2012.  He was the son of William W. and Ethel Schultz Faulkner.

William served as an MP in the 5th Army during WWII.  He was retired from the NY State Parkway Police. As a member of the NY State PBA, he was the creator of “We must keep them looking up” and “Do you know where your child is tonight?” He established NY State Parkway Police Post 1284, where he served as Sergeant of Arms and also adjutant. “Ken” also served as Past County Commander of Suffolk County Post 1824.

After moving to Polk County, N.C., Ken served as Polk County Emergency Manager, local VA representative, and Polk County Commissioner.  Also, while residing in Polk County, he was founder of the Polk County Gun Club.

In addition to his wife, Helen Voorhees Faulkner of 66 years, he is survived by three daughters, Caroline F. Callahan, Susan F. Arcularius, and Sally F. McKinney.  He had seven grandchildren, Susan Arcularius Alt, Emma Caroline Arcularius, John Frederick Arcularius, Jr., Jennifer M. Bailey, Garrett D. McKinney, Leah M. Childress and Colleen M. Vaughn.  He also had seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2012 at Petty

Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Dean Elliott.

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