Steven L. Faulkner, 44, of Mt. Vernon, died 1:38 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Tuesday, June 25, 1968, in St. Louis, the son of Hubert Duanne and Patricia (Endicott) Faulkner. He married D. Ann Gallagher on Jan. 23, 1990, in Clearwater, Fla.
Steven worked as an antique dealer for over 30 years, operating many different shops. He was the owner and operator of Gold Rush Antique and Coin of Mt. Vernon. He never received a formal education but he will be remembered as always having been the smartest in the room.
Steven was lucky enough to have a large and amazing family. He is survived by his wife, D. Ann Faulkner of Mt. Verno; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Edwards of Catawissa, Mo.; half brother, Gordon Schaible of Aberdeen, S.D.; stepbrothers, Shaun Edwards of Villa Ridge, Mo., Norman Faulkner of Centralia, Glen Faulkner of Centralia and David Faulkner of Centralia; and stepsister, Lori Donoho of Walnut Hill. Many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and good friends will also cherish his memory. Steven is also survived by his beloved campanion Chinese shar pei, Hank Faulkner.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Helen and Alfred Endicott, Sr.; his father, Hubert Duanne Faulkner; and business mentor, Paul Hoppes. At the Rainbow Bridge “The Huckleberry”, his basset hound and best friend is waiting.
Graveside burial of ashes will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Centralia.
Celebration of life service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
What a shame to hear and my thoughts out to the family.