Thomas Faulkner

October 4, 1926 ~ February 8, 2018 (age 91)

Mr. Thomas Willie Faulkner, affectionately known to everyone as “Uncle Tom”, 91, of Cottageville, entered into eternal rest Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. 

Funeral services will be held 1 o’clock, Saturday afternoon, February 10, 2018 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro, with The Reverend Jack Padgett officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Cane Baptist Church Cemetery, Augusta Highway, Cottageville.

Born October 4, 1926 in Cottageville, he was a son of the late Willie Faulkner and Altie Stokes Faulkner.  He was a retired employee of Westvaco in North Charleston.  Mr. Faulkner was a lifelong and faithful member of Maple Cane Baptist Church, where he was a former Deacon.  He had many hobbies that he dearly loved including training his bird dogs, hunting, fishing, and was famous for his garden.  Most of all, he loved his Lord and his family and always centered his life around them.

Surviving are: his wife of 69 years, Dessilee Mizell Faulkner of Cottageville; daughters, Dorothy Ann F. Firestone and her husband Carl of Cottageville, Mary Elizabeth F. Ferguson and her husband Henry of Cottageville, and Cheryl Marie F. Holdaway and her husband David of Manchester, Tennessee; and one granddaughter, Tina Marie Ferguson of Cottageville.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Willard Faulkner, Emmett Faulkner, Legree Faulkner, Pearl F. Ackerman, Mamie F. Kelly, and Minnie Faulkner.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Maple Cane Baptist Church Meals on Wheels Program, 21324 Augusta Highway, Cottageville, SC 29435.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408.  Visit the registry online at:

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