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Curtis Faulk

June 13, 1939 — November 27, 2023

Curtis Earl Faulk, a proud veteran of the US Army, passed away November 27, 2023, at his home in Sun City West, Arizona. He was born June 13, 1939, in Slocomb, Alabama to Alvie and Christian (Sasser) Faulk and was the youngest of 7 children.

At the age of 20, Curtis enlisted in the Army. He valued this service highly and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class before retiring in 1980. As part of his military career and service, Curtis achieved many military awards and decorations to include: Good Conduct Medal (6), Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm, Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 1st Oakleaf Cluster, Vietnam Service medal w/ 2 Bronze Service Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 Device, Army Commendation Medal, and Vietnam Civic Action Medal. He liked to say he had been to more countries than states during his time in the service. After retiring from the Army, Curtis entered the Civil Service as a Safety Manager where he spent the next 20 years. Curtis was a strong believer in higher education and acquired the lofty degree of PHD at the age of 63!

Curtis was known for his witty jokes and patriotism; everywhere he went he was sure to fix and/or replace American flags he felt were being flown improperly. He loved his family, friends, and animals dearly. Curtis was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide Football fan and enjoyed travelling with his wife, Eddie, whom he wed in 2006.

Curtis is survived by his wife, Edna Faulk; three daughters: Loretta (Dan) Woody of Pueblo West, CO; Carol (Dan) Buttice of Oregon; and Candace (Scott) Little of Arizona; six grandchildren & six great-grandchildren: Christopher (Karlee), William & Thaddeous Faulk; Brittany Johnson; Joe (Tasha), Piper & Cooper Buttice; Jason (Angie), Sophia & Emery Buttice; Courtney Little; Cody (Kelli) Little.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and sisters.

Roll Tide!

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Military Graveside Service held at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider planting a tree or making a donation to a local VFW or The Cancer Society in memory of Curtis.

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Thursday, December 28, 2023

10:00 - 10:30 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024

23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024

Veteran Service with Military Honors, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024

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