Harold Thomas Faulconer MD
Tuesday 23rd of August 1932 - Wednesday 12th of January 2022
Harold Thomas Faulconer, MD, husband of the late Rebecca “Becky” Faulconer passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Central Baptist Hospital at the age of 89. Harold was born August 23, 1932, in Jackson, Mississippi to the late James Newman and Viola Brock Faulconer.
He grew up on a farm in Winchester, Kentucky where he learned the value of hard work and an appreciation for wildlife. After attending Clark County High School, he attended Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky where he excelled in science. He graduated with honors with a degree in biology and went on to pursue medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. After completing his internship, he served active duty as a flight surgeon with the United States Air Force as a Captain from 1959-1962. He then returned to the University of Louisville to complete a General Surgery residency and a Vascular fellowship, then completed a Colon and Rectal surgical fellowship at Ferguson Hospital in Michigan. He founded the Colorectal Surgical Associates practice in Lexington where he practiced as a surgeon and expanded the practice, which ultimately became Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates. A leader in the medical community, he was active in the Kentucky Medical Association, and served as president of the Fayette County Medical Association as well as the Lexington Surgical Society.
After retiring from medicine in his 50’s he remained active in the medical society and served for many years on the Ethics Committee at Central Baptist Hospital. He was a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. A member of the Lexington Civil War Roundtable, he enjoyed Civil War Reenactment. He had a fascination with aircrafts and was a long-term volunteer at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Harold loved working with his hands and spent many hours in his woodshop crafting wooden bowls and furniture. He had a passion for the outdoors and loved fishing with friends and tending to the flowers and trees he planted in the yard. A lifelong learner, he read and took courses on everything from birds to photography to astronomy even on his very last days. Always up for adventure, Harold loved travel and tried paragliding in his 80’s. He was a member of Crestwood Christian Church. He particularly enjoyed celebrating the arts with his beloved wife of 55 years, Becky, until her passing in 2017. He will be remembered for his quick wit, his resilience, his curious mind, his strong work ethic, and as a loving father, spouse and friend.
He is survived by his children, Hunter (Maryam) Faulconer of Lexington, KY, Lee (Scott) Trimble of Lexington, KY, and Andrea (Chip) Currens of Asheville, NC, grandchildren Ben (Alex) Trimble, Drew Trimble, Becky Faulconer, Richard Faulconer, Eve Currens, and Lee Currens, great-grandson Jackson Trimble, brother James “Jim” Faulconer, his beloved cat, Mango and many loving friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Rebecca “Becky” Faulconer, his parents, sister Annette Gillaspie, and beloved cat, Maxwell.
Visitation will be held at Crestwood Christian Church in Lexington from 11 to 1 on Saturday, January 22, 2022, with a memorial service to follow at 1 pm. Link to view live stream will be active on day of service: Dr. Faulconer live stream
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Grass Council Boy Scouts of America.
To share a remembrance of Dr. Faulconer or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Marlene Fife and Dee Fife-Gaysays
Andrea and family, we are saddened to learn of your father's passing. While we hadn't seen your father in a few years, our memories of both he and your mother are cherished. He was wonderful contributor to our community. We wish you comfort in your loss. Condolences from us both. Marlene and Dee
Condolences to the family on behalf of the Ethics Committee at Baptist Health Lexington. He served on the committee from its inception in 1991 and continued as a loyal and active member. His wisdom, insights and sense of humor will be sorely missed.
Patricia J Statonsays
Dr. Harold was my husband,Fred Vinson Staton Sr.best friend in grade school. They lost touch over the years,but were able to reconnect in 2003 at my husbands farm equipment sale.What a kind and thoughtful man he was! God bless and be with all of his family!
Dear Hunter, Lee and Andrea… Garland and I were so looking forward to seeing you in person but unfortunately Garland has gotten Covid. We are quarantined. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve. We loved both your parents so much. The world has lost a servant Doc and my dear cousin. Bless you, Donna and Garland
Our sincerest condolences at the loss. My mother was Harold Thomas’s aunt, his fathers youngest sister.
So very sorry for your loss, I send prayers and love for the family.