James Keith Faulkner

James Keith Faulkner, 82, of Tow died Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Celeste Care in Llano, TX.

Keith was born Dec. 24, 1934 to Ruby and Lester Faulkner in Pear Valley, TX. He grew up in Lohn and enlisted in the U.S. Army, eventually serving in West Germany. Upon returning home, he married Betty Wallin on July 27, 1957 and settled in Lewisville to raise their two children, Lea and Jim.

The Faulkners moved to Tow in 1980 where they opened a nursery and Keith also worked as a paint and general contractor before running for Llano County Commissioner, Precinct 2, in 1994, winning and serving until 2003.

During his time in that role, Keith was particularly proud of his work in facilitating the opening of the Buchanan Dam Humane Society and the Lakeshore Library.

Keith also was active in the First Baptist Church of Tow, serving as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and usher. He also worked with the Tow Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of Tow; daughter, Lea Marie McKinnon and husband, Mac, of Dublin and a son, James Keith “Jim” Faulkner and wife, Jimi, of Tow; three grandchildren, Kelsey McKinnon of Harrison, NJ; Faith Faulkner of Rowlett and Kristi Faulkner of Amarillo; and one brother, Charles Wayne Faulkner and wife, Joyce, of Powder Springs, GA.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and another brother, David Charles Faulkner.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Tow Baptist Church, with burial at Tow Cemetery. The Highland Lakes Honor Guard will render Military honors.  An online register can be found at www.PutnamCares.com.

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