Thomas Daniel Faulkner, 87, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Jan. 7, 2012 at Olathe Medical Center.
Thomas was born July 16, 1924 in Holt, Mo. to Daniel and Iva E. (Hill) Faulkner. He graduated from Holt High School and then served in the U.S. Navy.
Thomas married Mary Jane Doles in 1969 in Olathe, Kan.. He was a machinist for TWA and retired in 1986, after 21 years of service.
He enjoyed watching sports and spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed.
He was precede in death by his parents, his son Jim Faulkner, daughter Brenda Graham, a brother Robert Faulkner and a sister Mary Harris.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary, of the home; daughter, Alice Swearengin (James) of Overland Park, Kan.; sons, Carl Jones Sr. (Rusty) of Tennessee, Paul Jones Sr. (Willa) of Mound City, Kan., Marvin Jones Sr. (Kathy) of Belle Plaine, Kan., Elder Richard Jones (Linda) of Buffalo, Mo., Donald Jones (Fran) of Panama City Beach, Fla.; sister Ann Tighenor (Ross) of Liberty, Mo.; Brother Rev. David Faulkner (Sara Jo); several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Inurnment with graveside services will be 1 p.m., Jan. 14, 2012, at Gardner Cemetery. Pastor David Faulkner will give the eulogy at the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abdallah Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 5300 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66202. Arrangements by Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be given at www.brucefuneralhome.com.