Donald George Faulkner

donald faulkner

January 10, 1955 ~ August 30, 2021

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Mills River, NC

Donald George Faulkner, age 66, of Mills River, N.C., passed away at the Elizabeth House Hospice Center on August 30, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Faulkner was born in Asheville to the late George Wayne and Helen W. Faulkner, and graduated from Franklin High School in Franklin, N.C. He was employed in manufacturing and home building industries. Prior to and during his retirement, he enjoyed many hobbies especially woodworking, golfing and fishing.

Mr. Faulkner is survived by his sister Beth Faulkner Farmer and her husband Rick of Asheville; brother, Gerald W. Faulkner of Pahrump, Nevada; nieces Lauren Morgan and Jessica Quintana of Asheville; and other extended family including his lifelong friend Jerry Holland, and his wife Cheri, of Asheville.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Green Hills Cemetery in Asheville starting at 11 am on Tuesday, September 7.

In lieu of flowers, the family graciously asks that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society (

Groce Funeral Home’s Lake Julian team is assisting the family.


Graveside Service: September 7, 2021 11:00 am

Green Hills Cemetery
25 New Leicester Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. I can’t tell you how many games we played of tennis over in the Franklin rec Park he taught me a lot about the game and every now and then he’d let me win a point or two he was a natural and he will be missed.

  2. With ongoing of time and different towns I had lost contact with Donald, but at one time we were great friends. Thru school, Boy Scouts, and much mischief, we were buddies. I see he still enjoyed Golf, so those times we snuck onto the back side of Franklin Golf course without paying must have paid off. RSP Donald.

      • I know you and Donald were best friends growing up. He and I shared many experiences. He was fast, and a good basketball player. Vic recalled the Greaser League days. The Faulkner family was, and still is, well respected.

  3. Don was more than a friend, he was family. I can’t count the number of Sundays I’d look out and see his car in the driveway waiting for my hubby to go play golf. He was one in a million and will be missed terribly.

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