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Former CVM Associate Dean Lloyd Faulkner
Passes Away

Lloyd C. Faulkner, DVM, PhD, DACT, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, passed away at age 87 on Dec. 20, 2013. He was a former associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

He was born in Longmont, Colo., a son of Earl and Verna (Sommer) Faulkner. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Pinkney. He earned a DVM from Colorado State University in 1952 and his PhD from Cornell University in 1963. He was a founding diplomat of the American College of Theriogenologists and served as president of the Western Veterinary Conference.

He married Elaine Mae Wagner June 11, 1954. They moved from Fort Collins to Columbia, Mo., in 1978. In 1979, he was named associate dean at the MU CVM. Dr. Faulkner went on to serve as associate dean of research at the Oklahoma State Center for Veterinary Health Services, and assistant director of the Oklahoma Agriculture Experiment Station at OSU in Stillwater, Okla. In addition, he was interim head of the Department of Pathology, interim head of the Department of Physiology, and interim director of the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. He retired as an emeritus professor in 1992.

His wife, Elaine, preceded him in death in 1995.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Margo (Smith) Faulkner, his daughter, Vickie Keen of Cameron, Texas, also by his four sons, Earl, Ron, Chad, and Kurt Faulkner, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held.

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