Gene Allen Funk
Jan 1, 1930 – Jan 12, 2017
Gene Allen Funk, 87, died Thursday, January 12, 2017. Gene was born January 1, 1930, in Beach City, Ohio to the late Russell and Nadine Hay Funk. He was a graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Mr. Funk was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He retired, after 36 years, from AT&T.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Juanita Taylor Funk, a sister, Mary Fowler and a daughter-in-law, Donna Funk.
A celebration of Gene’s life will be held 4:00 pm Monday, January 16th at Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.
Gene is survived by five children and six grandchildren, Kathleen Funk of Vienna, VA, her husband, Patrick Blasz and children, Christopher and Gregory; Leslie Funk of Great Falls, VA; Barbara Youmans of Rolesville, her husband, Dan and children, Callie and Erika; David Funk of Rolesville, and son, Ryan; Stephen Funk of Vienna, VA, his wife, Lisa and daughter, Casey; his sister Mary’s children, Debbie Fletcher of Charlotte, her husband, Bob, and children, Courtney and Scott; Jon Fowler of Charlotte, his wife, Heather, and son, Zach.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene’s memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
The family will be present 3:00 – 4:00 pm Monday, January 16th at Bright Funeral Home 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC, 27587. (919-556-5811)