FAULKNER, GARY KEITH Age 76, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, ended his valiant fight with cancer on April 17, 2013. Born in Clovis, New Mexico on October 20, 1936, Gary moved to Albuquerque in 1947 and graduated from Highland High School in 1954. Nicknamed "The Flattop King", Gary partnered with his father Nolan, in owning Faulkner's Barber Shops in Albuquerque since the early 1940's, until his father's death in 1977. Gary barbered by himself for 58 years until he closed his last shop in November 2012. Ever responsible and loyal to his long time clients, he would undertake the painful and ill suffering treatments, then return to finish his work. Gary had some of the same clients and their families for over three generations. Gary also served in the New Mexico Army National Guard for 10 years and was an avid bowler who was inducted into the New Mexico Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He was preceded in death by his father, Nolan Faulkner, mother, Hulda McConnell Faulkner, and his sister Janet Yvonne Faulkner. He is survived by this wife of 36 years, Marianna Gallegos Faulkner, loving father of two sons, Joseph Faulkner of Albuquerque, Thomas and Nicki Faulkner of Berlin, Wisconsin, grandchildren Benjamin, Olivia, and Nolan; sister, Patricia and Mick Pendergist of Canyon Lake, Texas and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Published on: Sun April 21, 2013