HARRY NIXON FAULKNER - Sidney
Though he was born March 22, 1941, in Richmond, Virginia, Harry was a life-long resident of Sidney. He passed peacefully to eternity on May 29, 2021. His love of community, service, learning, and the law permeated every aspect of his life. He was a 1959 Sidney High School graduate and proudly attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Ohio Northern University Law School. He practiced law with Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk for 52 years.
Harry was energized by serving others in Sidney and Shelby County organizations including the United Way, YMCA, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army, Sidney City Schools, and the Amos Memorial Public Library. His leadership roles with the West Ohio Development Council and Community Improvement Corporation of Sidney and Shelby County positively impacted the business climate, attracted companies to develop, and increased economic growth in the area. He loved being a board member for Peoples Federal Savings and Loan and cherished its history. Harry championed education and was proud to represent Ohio Wesleyan University on numerous boards and committees while encouraging prospective students to enroll. He enjoyed the camaraderie of his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, as a college student and an alumni advisor. His work with the Edison State Community College Foundation was especially significant.
Harry's contributions to these organizations and universities were recognized with lifetime achievement, community service, and other special awards, including the Chamber of Commerce Zenith Award, Sidney High School Hall of Honor, Shelby County Bar Association Award of Merit, and The Terry M. Thomas Friend of Community Colleges Award. His loyalty, leadership and kindness made a lasting impression on so many and will be forever remembered.
Harry is preceded in death by his parents, Kathrine Nixon and Walter Oliver Faulkner. He is survived by his wife Bonnie, daughters Laurie Brashear and her husband, Kelly, of Plano, Texas, and Julie Wilson and her husband, Evan, also of Plano, Texas, sons Doug Faulkner of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Bryan Snyder of Piqua, brothers Dick and Bill Faulkner and their families as well as his nine beloved grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10AM at Sidney First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. David Chivington officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. Arrangements are in care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ohio Wesleyan Team OWU Fund, Phi Gamma Delta Education Foundation, or the Sidney First United Methodist Church Faulkner Family Music Fund.