Nathan Max Faulkner, 66, Bourbon, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. He was born Jan. 11, 1956, in Plymouth, to Max and Phyllis (Neidig) Faulkner. He graduated from Triton High School in Bourbon in 1974 and then spent a year studying at Purdue University. He attended Jackson College of Ministries in Mississippi, graduating in 1978, majoring in theology and music. Back in Bourbon, he worked for R.R. Donnelley/LSC Communications for 30 years, retiring in 2020. Nathan did a nine-month stint in Germany with his sister in church work. For several years, he took time off from employment and went to Belize to be involved in missions work there.
He attended the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church and was actively involved in the music department and praise team. He was a teacher with an innate ability to connect with children, who adored their “Uncle Nathan.” He made peanut brittle, did many behind-the-scenes repairs and support and also provided a lot of prayer and giving. He also enjoyed studying the Scriptures and memorized many portions of the Bible.
Nathan was a pilot, flight instructor, Experimental Aircraft Association member, paint scheme designer and airplane builder. He was an avid bike rider, clocking over 65,000 miles, traveled to national forests and camped out often.
Nathan is preceded in death by his father, Max; his mother, Phyllis; an infant sister, Lynn Maxine; and a niece, Carissa (Faulkner) Bruner. He is survived by his siblings, Teresa (Mokhles) Sedra, Egypt, Eric (Pam) Faulkner, Indianapolis, Seth (Kathi) Faulkner, Bourbon, Kirby (Keri) Faulkner, Newburgh and Chris Faulkner, Atwood; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, and from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church, 201 N. Bourbon St., Bourbon. The Celebration of Life service will start at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made in Nathan’s honor to the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church for their work in Egypt and Estonia.
If you are unable to attend the Celebration of Life, you may view it online at www.bourbonupc.org/media.
The family would like to say thank you to all their friends and community for their support during this difficult time.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is honored to be providing services in celebrating the life of Nathan and wishes to express their deepest condolences to the Faulkner family.