Master Sgt. Tommie Bristow Falkner, USAF (Ret.)

Published 10:36 am Monday, December 15, 2014

Master Sgt. Tommie Bristow Falkner, USAF (Ret.)

Master Sgt. Tommie Bristow Falkner, USAF (Ret.), age 76, of Clanton, went home to be with our Heavenly Father Saturday, Dec. 13.
Tommie was born in Columbiana on Aug. 15, 1938. He entered the Air Force at age 17 and provided our country with 21 years of distinguished service. After military retirement, Tommie enjoyed a full career in sales and customer service.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley Wood Falkner, and their three children, Patricia Spencer (George), Tammy Weathers (Rusty) and Thomas Falkner (Angela); eight grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas and Jeremy Spencer, Joseph and Benjamin Weathers, Kayla Jones-Falkner, Maria Falkner and Cody Williams; and great-granddaughter, Addison Yeargan.
Tommie was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil R. “Shorty” Falkner and Pearl Bristow Falkner Byram; sister, Martha Henry; brothers, Cecil, Jr., Jimmy, Larry and Ronny; and grandson, Samuel Paul Falkner.
Tommie was well known for his love of the military and country, his fellow man, and most of all, family.
Graveside service will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 2:45 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society of Chilton County, 139 Shadetree Drive, Clanton, AL 35045, (205) 755-9170.
Charter Funeral Home is directing.