Charles Emerson Faulkenberry, 87, of New Bern, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
A native of Kershaw, S.C., he was a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II and Korea, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He worked at Craven Foundry and Machine Company before founding Service Auto Parts in Havelock and Morehead City. Upon its sale, he was employed by Kittrell Auto Parts until his retirement at age 85. He was a founding member of Temple Baptist Church, serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He also coached youth baseball and enjoyed sports.
Graveside service with military honors will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeside Chapel at Greenleaf Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lummie Pike Faulkenberry; three sons, James C. Faulkenberry, John Thomas Faulkenberry and William L. Faulkenberry, all of New Bern; one sister, Betty Jo Nick, of Columbia, S.C.; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pollock-Best Funeral Home, New Bern, and at other times at the family home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Craven County Health Department Home Health Hospice Agency, 2818 Neuse Blvd., P.O. Drawer 12610, New Bern, NC 28561 or the charity of one’s choice.