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The services celebrating and honoring the life of Mr. Rufus R. Faulk, 85, of Enid, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Reverend Aaron Foshee officiating. Rosary will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, with Deacon Tony Crispo officiating. Burial will take place 2:15 p.m. Monday May 15, 2017, in Dallas National Cemetery, with full Military Honors. Services are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home officiating.
Rufus R. Faulk was born February 2, 1932, in Morse, Louisiana, to Rufus and Alice Hannon Faulk, and passed from this life on May 2, 2017, in Enid, Oklahoma.
He graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In 1947, at the age of 15, Rufus joined the U.S. Navy. He served at the Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, and was honorably discharged in 1950. He then joined the U.S. Army in 1950, serving with the 32nd Infantry, Company C, where he served and fought in the Korean War. As a result of his service, he was awarded numerous medals including the Bronze Star & Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in 1952.
Through his adult life, he worked on and received a Bachelor Degree along with a Master's Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Faulk; children, Ron Jones, Tammy Hester, Susie Roberts, Robert Faulk, Renee Brooks; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren; and two siblings, Sylvia Johnson of Norman, Oklahoma, and Audrey May Faulk of Connecticut.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Faulk; sisters, Eva Haygood and Gloria Collins; and brother, Rudy Faulk.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.Brown-Cummings.com.
Published on May 6, 2017
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