Tony Faulk Death, Obituary – Tony Faulk has sadly passed away unexpectedly with loved ones, family and the entire community left heartbroken and in grievance, according to an online publication. Anthony L. “Tony” “Pudge” Faulk, who resided in Trees Mills and was 83 years old, passed away on the 19th of December, 2022. He was the son of Orison Faulk and Ida (Bellora) Faulk, both of whom passed away before his birth on April 26, 1939 in Trees Mills.
After starting off as an apprentice tool and die maker, Tony eventually worked his way up to the position of manufacturing engineer. In 1976, he and his family, which included his wife Karen and daughter Danene, started a business selling components for Corvettes. They worked together at Corvette World for a total of 29 years. Even though hunting was one of his favorite pastimes, his true passion was automobiles. Tony was an avid participant in drag racing for more than 64 years and also repaired a number of historic automobiles. His daughter Danene conducted the interview, which was published in a six-page story in the Smoke Signals magazine published by Pontiac.
His most memorable experience at a race took place in 1958, when he went to see the Flying Mile Run in Akron, Ohio, on a section of Interstate 80 that was still in the process of being built at the time. Tony and his brother Al travelled all the way from Pennsylvania in a 1957 Pontiac Chieftan to compete, and Tony finished in second place overall with a high speed of 134.25 miles per hour. Because of the fact that the only car that was able to defeat him was a GM factory sponsored 1958 Chevy Impala, which was trailered in by GM and ran 134.75 mph, this race will always stand out in his mind as one of the most memorable of his career.
His mechanical abilities were on par with those of the very finest. Tony had a zest for life and a charismatic personality that could brighten any space he entered. He had the funniest personality and could make everyone laugh out loud. I believe that is the thing that those who knew him best would miss having the most after his passing. Tony’s wife of 45 years, Karen (Uplinger) Faulk, his brother Clifford Faulk, his nephew Scott Faulk, and his niece Susan Faulk all passed away before him. He is survived by his daughter Danene Bialek and her husband John, both of Scottdale; his brother Allen (Doris) Faulk; his nephews Cliff, Keith, and Todd; his close friend Lois Jones; and his canine companion, Bandit.