Perry Paul Faulkner of Yukon, OK was born October 30, 1958, in Shawnee Oklahoma. Perry departed this life after a battle of Covid, January 19, 2022.
Perry was raised in Latta, OK and graduated from Latta High School in 1976. Being a gymnast, he received a scholarship to OU for Trampoline and while practicing he broke his leg so severely that he lost his scholarship. Perry came home to Latta and attended East Central University to pursue a Teaching Degree. Just 6 months shy of graduating he was offered a position to open a Gymnastics Gym in Sherman, Texas, which he did. Later, he moved to Ardmore, OK and opened his own Gym “Fun Country Gymnastics”. Gymnastics was so much his life he literally lived in the gym. Then in 1981 he met the love of his life, Denise Phillips Faulkner. They dated three months and he asked her to marry him. They were married June 4, 1982 at Lake Murray Chapel. Perry closed his gym and went onto work for Coca-Cola, then onto Spann Chevrolet and Hill Country Toyota. With Gymnastics in his heart still, he began to purchase pieces of gymnastics equipment and store them away. Then one day he told Denise that he wanted to start teaching Gymnastics again. Perry taught several recreation classes around the area but always dreamed of having another gym of his own and a great Gymnastics/Power Tumbling Team. And he made that dream come true. In 1993 they moved to Yukon, OK and opened a gym called The Flip Centre/Lil Flips. The bonds with his Flip Centre Family were lifelong. After 26 years, Perry closed the gym to pursue a new career. He started In The Shadow Events and Productions. Perry DJ’d many weddings, dances, parties and enjoyed this so much he started a hunting and fishing TV show called “Red Dirt Roots”.
Perry was a dedicated husband, father and Papa. He and Denise were married almost 40 years. He loved Jesus, road trips, camping, hanging out with his family and everything Hunting. His best hunting trip and stories are with his best friend Art Jillson. If it involved Hunting and Art it was a great time. Perry was also very proud of his Potawatomi Heritage.
The lights of his life were his family. Not only his loving wife, Perry, he had two beautiful girls that he would drop anything at any time and be there for them. He also loved his Son-in-Laws as he called “My Sons”, and he cherished his two Grandson’s and loved spending time with them. Perry had dreams of teaching the boys how to hunt and fish and love the land as much as he did.
Perry is survived by his wife Denise, his mother Flora Lee Faulkner his children, McKenzi and Steven Allen of Bethany, OK, Brett and Jonathon Pumphrey of Yukon, OK, brother and sister-in-law Allen and Shirley Faulkner of Ada, OK, brother Chris Faulkner of Ada, OK, sister-in-law Tammy Landgraf of Madill, OK, nieces, Angela Sayre, Ashley Landgraf, Jessie, Bethany and Lizbeth Phillips, Sonia Faulkner and Megan Landgraf, nephews, Joshua Faulkner, Jim Sayre, and Ryan Landgraf, and great nieces and nephews, Malakai, Marvel, Meena and Meeka Faulkner, Remi Lollis, Mason Clark, Rayden, Jax and Blake Landgraf.
Perry is proceeded in death by his father Kennith Faulkner, mother-in-law Peggy Goodman Skinner, father-in-law Richard Phillips, brother in-law Ronny Landgraf, and sister-in-law Sandra Phillips
Words cannot express the great impact that Perry had on many children and parents in the community. He was loved by so many people and his family will cherish the stories forever.
Memorial services for Perry will be February 5, 2022, at 11:00am at the Good Fight Church on Hwy 66 in Yukon. Due to Perry passing away from Covid, the family asked that everyone attending wear masks.