Celebrating the life of

Bennie Thomas Faulk

Passed away on June 08, 2021

Bennie was a devoted father and grandfather, businessman, and avid fisherman who would never share his drops. He will be deeply missed by his many friends, family, and all who knew and loved him. 

Bennie Thomas Faulk

Bennie Thomas Faulk, lifelong resident of Savannah, passed away after a short illness on June 8, 2021.

Bennie retired from Coastal Paper Company after 37 years. His tireless, work ethic endured as he came out of retirement, and worked for Pineland Paper Company of Lyons, GA until his very last day. He mentored several young salesman, and he loved and treasured his relationships with his customers. 

Bennie was a devoted father and grandfather, businessman, and avid fisherman who would never share his drops. 

He leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years, Cheryl Hayslip Faulk; children Benjamin Ryan Faulk and Hillary Faulk Coslick (Bauer); grandchildren,  Benjamin Hayes Coslick and Harper McGee Coslick; twin sister, Barbara Thorne (Julian); aunt and uncle, James and Faye McNear; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and his Jack Russell terrier, Sadie Faulk. 

He is predeceased by his brother Eston J. Faulk, and his parents Eston Benjamin Faulk and Mildred Coleman Faulk. 

He will be deeply missed by his many friends, family, and all who knew and loved him. 

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Savannah.The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held. For the safety of the family and those in attendance, face masks and social distancing is required in the church.

The family suggests remembrances in Bennie's memory be sent to First Baptist Church, 223 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401.




Prayers and sympathy are with you during this difficult time. I was blessed to know Bennie and work together for many years at Pineland Paper. He will be missed. He was an exceptional man.

- Cynthia Moran, Vidalia, GA

So sorry to hear this sad news. Bennie was a great Husband, Father, Friend, and Mentor to so many. He was about the most well-liked man I’ve known. He will be greatly missed.

- Mike deVegter, Savannah, Ga

I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I was Bennie’s customer for years, but he was more a friend, and I loved him like family. I will always cherish the memories of this great man and his strong faith in the face of giants. He was an inspiration and a light, and he will be dearly missed. My heart and prayers are with you, just as they were with Sweet Bennie.

- Kym McCarty, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!


- Barbara Meeks, Vidalia, Georgia

A candle has been lit!


- Barbara Meeks, Vidalia, Georgia

Bennie took me under his wing right after my dad passed expectantly. For weeks, he showed up at my house early in the morning and and we wouldn’t get home till 9 or 10 at night, riding all over southeast Georgia seeing customers and teaching me the ropes. He had an exceptional work ethic - a virtue of the highest order. He loved his family. He loved his friends. He really loved taking care of his customers. Bennie lived a good life. I will miss him dearly.

- Tommy Branch, Savannah, Ga

Sending much love and prayers to the family during this difficult time.

- Delaine Joyner, Savannah, GA

Bennie was one of my best friend for over 20 years , and I will miss him greatly ! He was one of the finest GENTLEMEN I have ever known! The world truly lost a great soul but heaven gained a great angel! My condolences to Sheryl, Ryan and Hillary.

- Lee taylor, Savannah, Georgia

Sorry to here about Bennie , met him at Meyers Jr. High School he was a worker even back in 1962 . Bennie was a pleasure to be around. I am sorry for his families loss , he will be missed by many. Billy Mock

- Billy Mock, Cumming , Georgia

Barbara I’m so sorry to hear about Bennie. I did not see him very often, but I always enjoyed talking to him. I would see him at St Joseph. He was making service calls and I volunteered at the gift shop. I am sorry I will not be able to see you on Saturday. I am in Atlanta with my children and grandchildren. Wrapping you and your family in love and prayers.

- Hope Weeks Lassiter, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you all. Benny was a good friend and fishing buddy. He was always a caring soul and a gentleman. My thoughts are with you all.

- Jamie Smith , Savannh , Ga

He took a chance on me some 24 years ago and I am so thankful he did. I owe him SO MUCH and I will miss him dearly. Bennie was like a second father to me. We had so many good times. Thoughts and prayers for Mrs. Sheryl, Hillary, Ryan and family.

- Chris Davis, Richmond Hill, Ga

This world wasn't big enough to hold Bennie! Sending love prayers and support to the Faulk Family - we are all better people because of Bennie

- Sutton Family, Savannah, GA

Cheryl, Hillary, & Ryan, words alone can not express our condolences and sympathy during this difficult time. Being Bennie’s “yankee” cousin, Bennie will always be remembered as the family member we admired for his love of family, friends, his accomplishments, and how he lived life with such passion and joy. We will cherish forever our time together and hold steadfast to the fond memories, good times, and laughs shared over many years. It was truly a blessing that we were together one last time this past March, as Andrea & I traveled through town. Bennie will forever be an inspiration to us all with how he lived his life with such integrity, love, and happiness. He will always be in our hearts and minds, as he was truly a special person that touched so many and that I remain proud to call my cousin. Rest In Peace dear Bennie. We will miss you!

- Ken & Andrea , Westbrook, Connecticut

We will always love Bennie, our special friend. We’re here for y’all. Whatever we can do.

- Coffey, Savannah, GA

I was greatly saddened by the news of Bennie's passing. He was a knowledgeable and gifted salesman, who became my friend. I was sure he would win this battle, as he had won others. You are irreplaceable Bennie, my thoughts are with your family, who you unabashedly bragged on! May they find solace in the fact that your faith was strong and you were loved by many.

- Barb Caramico, Tybee Island, GA

Savannah has lost a fine gentleman. I know God has welcomed you home old friend. My heart goes out to all the family .

- Jeff Fitzpatrick, Gainesville , Ga

Kitty and I are very sorry for your loss and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

- Brian Michael Kastick, SAVANNAH, GA

Dear Cheryl, Hillary, Ryan, and Barbara, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news about Bennie. My prayer is that your many happy memories of him will comfort and sustain you now and forever. Sending you love and sympathy, Jan Daniel Crawford

- Jan Daniel Crawford, Virginia Beach, Virginia

A candle has been lit!

Ryan, mine, as well as my family's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Hoping that all the wonderful memories will bring you all peace and comfort

- Chris Brinson, Springfield, GA

Prayers are with y'all.

- Ty jenny, Savannah, Ga

Bennie was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We would often stop and visit when we were out and about in the Causton Bluff neighborhood. Bennie taught me a few things about fishing including the introduction to the “electric chicken” fishing lure. Because of this I have enjoyed catching many fish.

- Art McGowen, Savannah , Georgia

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bennie was a gentleman in every way and always took pride in his appearance and the way he treated his customers. Bennie and my late husband, Clyde Anderson worked together for many years. May the family gain strength through God’s Almighty Love.

- Faye Anderson , Pooler , Georgia

Cheryl, Ryan & Hillary -- My heart is hurting. I really can't add much to what has already been said. We can all learn from Bennie's love of his family and putting his all into life. Bennie was one of the most genuinely kind man I knew. Integrity was his mainstay and his love of family, friends and customers surrounded all who knew him My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let your wonderful memories fill your void. Delia

- Delia Sadler, Savannah, GA

My sincerest sympathy to all family and friends.

- Cheryl Fillmore Viles, Savannah, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Interment Will Be Private