James Daniel “Dan” Falkner

James Daniel “Dan” Falkner, 62, of Panama, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark.He was born Dec. 31, 1949, in Panama to Elmer and Dym (Brown) Falkner. He was a college instructor. Dan worked 20 years at Panama High School, 10 years at Roland High School and four years at Carl Albert State College. He is preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Joyce Fife and Ann Howard.Dan is survived by 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; two grandchildren, Mikaila Falkner and Aidan Falkner, both of Panama; and other family members, friends and loved ones.The family will hold a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Jim Hamilton Complex Auditorium, Carl Albert State College, Poteau Campus.Cremation services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com. A music scholarship has been established in Dan’s name at Carl Albert State College. The family would like to ask that those wishing to honor Dan send a scholarship donation to the address listed below:Carl Albert State CollegeAttn: Foundation 1507 S. McKennaPoteau, OK 74953Check Memo: Dan Falkner Scholarship