Sidney Funk

Sidney Bowers Funk, Jr. was born the son of Sidney Bowers Funk, Sr. and Ruth (Raper) Funk on June 9, 1926 in Haskell, Arkansas and died October 14, 2012 at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 86 years.

He was married October 21, 1948 at Jonesboro, Arkansas to Marcella Green, who preceded him in death June 13, 2012.

He is survived by one daughter, Peggy Lewis of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two sons, Richard Funk and wife, Sally of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Jerry Funk and wife, Jeanie of Wagoner, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Ronnie, Donald, Shauna, Amanda, Jeffrey, Jessica, Malinda, Richard and Tammy; sixteen great-grandchildren, Sydney, Eric, Charlie, Kylea, Immajen, Jaicee, twins, Sam and Sophi, Pepper, Constance, Kayle, Ashlynn, Kristen, Erik, Megan and Madison; one sister, Polly Cashion and husband, Earnest of Tulsa Oklahoma; several other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Ruth Funk; his wife, Marcella Funk; and three brothers, Burton, Ransford and Houston Funk.

Sidney was a fireman, retiring as an assistant Fire Chief for the Jonesboro Fire Department after 20 years of service.

Mr. Funk was a Veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 7831 and was a Mason. In his spare time, Sidney loved to fish and deer hunt.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial Services will be Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer.

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One Response to Sidney Funk

  1. Nurse says:

    I had the pleasure of caring for and spending time with Sidney. He was a wonderful man. So very sad to hear that he passed.