PANAMA–James Daniel “Dan” Falkner, age 62, of Panama, passed away Feb. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith. He was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Panama to Elmer and Dym (Brown) Falkner, was a college instructor and worked four years at Carl Albert State College along with 20 years at Panama High School and 10 years at Roland High School.
The family will hold a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jim Hamilton Complex Auditorium at Carl Albert State College in Poteau. Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.
He is preceded in death by his father; and two sisters, Joyce Fife and Ann Howard.
Survivors are his wife Janice Falkner of the home; a son Jay Falkner and wife Kelly of Panama; mother Dym Falkner of Spiro; two brothers Jim Falkner and wife Ruth of Arkoma, and E.G. Falkner and wife Dana of Howe; two sisters, Marna Hall and husband Kenneth of Muse, and Freeda Wemmerus of Coosebay, Ore.; and two grandchildren Mikaila Falkner and Aidan Falkner both of Panama.
You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.
A music scholarship has been established in his name at Carl Albert State College. The family asks those wishing to honor him send a scholarship donation to: Carl Albert State College, Attn: Foundation, 1507 S. McKenna, Poteau, Ok. 74953. In the check memo, list Dan Falkner Scholarship.