Jimmy Bunyan Faulk was born at his family home in Duplin County on July 15, 1948, he was the son of Walter Wentworth Faulk and Audrey Gray Faulk. On March 8, 2021, he passed away at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, NC.
Jimmy graduated from North Duplin High School and left for service in the Navy, where he served on the USS Forrestal. After he left the service, he came home and worked on the family farm until he was hired at Mount Olive Pickle Company. He worked 34 years until his retirement in 2016. A loving husband and father, Jimmy was known for his quiet nature and gentle spirit. Jimmy attended Mount Olive Pentecostal Holiness Church. As a lifelong lover of music, he could often be found playing his guitar or listening to music. He was quick to lend a helping hand and he asked little in return. Most of all, he loved his family and found genuine joy in spending time with them, celebrating their successes and providing support, encouragement and love beyond measure.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm in Wayne Memorial Park with Rev. Jeff Dail officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Lanier Faulk, son Jamie Faulk, daughter Carrie Faulk and her fiancé Richard Stiltner, daughter Christy Faulk Turner and husband Brandon Turner and five grandchildren, Richard Brown III, Michael Brown, Ashlyn Turner, Hannah Stiltner and Nicholas Stiltner. He is also survived by three sisters, Peggy Sartin, Kay Strandell, and Sandy Oliver, and many nieces and nephews whom he treasured dearly.
He is preceded in death by his brothers and sister, Charles Faulk, Larry Faulk, Joanne Davis, Michael Faulk, and Jerry Faulk, as well as his nephews Kevin Lane and Mitchell Faulk.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home of Goldsboro is serving the Faulk family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com
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