Justin Lynwood Faulkner, 29, of Jacksonville, NC, died Monday, October 14, 2013.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. G. A. Roach officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Justin was born May 7, 1984, in Amarillo, to Stephen and Kathryn Faulkner. He graduated from Guymon High School in May 2002 and attended Southwest Kansas Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, graduating from the Welding Program in May 2003.
He was united in marriage to the love of his life and soul mate, Jena, on Dec. 20, 2004 in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Justin joined the Navy in 2004 and completed Basic Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, IL. He served as a field medic with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. In 2005, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Fallujah. Justin also served from the USS Whidbey during Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, he served from the USS Nashville LPD13 and assisted in the evacuation of Americans from Beirut, Lebanon. During this tour, Justin earned his Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist pin. He additionally was awarded Warrior of the Week during this tour. He retired from the military in November 2012.
Justin was a loving and treasured son, husband, brother and friend. He will be missed dearly by all.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John A. Mann and John A. Fulgenzi.
Survivors include his wife, Jena, of Jacksonville, NC; his parents, Stephen and Kathryn, of Borger; a brother, Dillan of Borger; his grandparents, Bill and Peggy Hagee, Doris Taylor and Kay Fulgenzi, all of Amarillo and Eugene Faulkner of Lubbock; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Diane Craven of Agate, Colorado; a brother-in-law, Jason Craven of Agate, CO; aunts and uncles, John and Joni Faulkner, Hans and Karen Speelman, Miles and Mandy Hagee and Holly and John Nelson; his cousins, Alexandra and Lauren Levin, Colton and Trevor Faulkner, Landon and Mika Sells and Hesston Hagee; his fellow Corpsman, Mario Gonzalez, Navy and Marine family; many other friends; and his beloved pets, Ace and Yogi.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
A memorial page can be found on Facebook at JustinFaulknerMemorial@live.com; or sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com .