Kendall Holloway Faulkner, 42, left this earth for his eternal home on Thursday, August 26, 2021, leaving behind an abundance of family and friends whom he loved dearly and who loved him in return.
Kendall was born Nov. 8, 1978 in Montgomery, Ala. to Elmer Marvin Faulkner and Patsy Ann Rotton Faulkner and was the youngest of three sons. While he acquired many nicknames over the years, his family affectionately referred to him as “Junior.”
For the majority of his childhood, Kendall lived in Union Springs, Ala. with his parents and two older brothers, Keith and Kevin Faulkner. He was a 1997 graduate of Bullock Memorial School where he enjoyed playing baseball, basketball and football, while developing lifelong friendships with many of his classmates. His family found much joy in sitting on the sidelines cheering him on as he participated in his school activities.
When he wasn’t in school, he was often found outdoors at some of his favorite fishing spots or on a tree stand waiting for a giant buck to appear. If he wasn’t outdoors, you would occasionally find him lounged on the couch or recliner watching Nascar races, outdoor shows or Disney movies with a giant bowl of ice cream sitting on his chest.
After graduating high school, he attended Troy University for two years and later received his electrical technology degree from Sparks State Technical College in Eufaula, Ala. He worked for various companies over the years with his most recent employer being Progress Rail in Montgomery, Ala.
He was the proud father of three amazing children, Berenice Ramon, Brittany Faulkner, and Caleb Faulkner, who he loved with all his heart. He enjoyed spending time watching his kids participate in sports and school activities, and spending time with them enjoying outdoor activities like camping, fishing, hunting, and riding off road vehicles.
Kendall was extremely proud of their accomplishments, as well as their future plans because he knew they had the determination and drive to accomplish anything they wanted in life. His pride for his children beamed from him through his posture and smile in the pictures he took with them.
Kendall also had another very special person in his life, Nikki Sweeney. Kendall and Nikki attended high school together, went their separate ways for many years, and reconnected later in life. It was apparent to everyone the deep love they shared for one another and the happiness they brought into one another’s lives.
Kendall was a kind and selfless man who focused on the simple things in life and was always seen with his little sideways grin radiating on his face.
He believed in working hard to provide for his family and spending time with his family and friends. He never met a stranger and was a friend to anyone he met regardless of their ethnicity, position or social status. He believed in loving everyone just as Jesus called us to do.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Lucille Brooks Rotton, and Edwin and Nellie Faulkner; and his father, Elmer Marvin Faulkner. Survivors include his children, Berenice Ramon of Dallas, Tx., Brittany Faulkner of Montgomery, Ala. and Caleb Faulkner of Montgomery, Ala.; mother, Patsy Ann Rotton Faulkner of Union Springs, Ala.; brothers, Keith (Terri) Faulkner of Wetumpka, Ala. and Kevin (Jeanine) Faulkner of Pike Road, Ala.; nieces, Jazmin Faulkner and Taylor Faulkner; nephew, Tyler Faulkner; girlfriend, Nikki Sweeney; and grandcat, Zoey (Zo Zo).
Visitation will be held on Wed., Sept. 1, 2021 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Gray Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thurs., Sept. 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church with Dr. Robbins Sims and Rev. Britt Green officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery with Gray Funeral Home directing.
Pallbearers include Chris Faulkner, Tyler Faulkner, Jeff Riley, Phil Riley, Barry Rotton, Blake Rotton, Blair Rotton, and Will Sims. Honorary pallbearers include Tom Caton, Duane Dennis, John Dubose, Blake Powell, Caleb Rotton, Todd Rotton, Allen Stuart, and Jamie Stuart.
In lieu of flowers, an account has been established at AmeriFirst Bank to receive memorial donations to benefit his children. Donations can be made payable to the Kendall Faulkner Children’s Fund.