Richard Lee Funkhouser (1934 - 2013)

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Richard Lee Funkhouser, 79, of Broadway, VA died August 19, 2013 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 23, 1934 in Orkney Springs, VA, and was a son of the late James Cedric and Edna Smith Funkhouser.

He was a scale master for Bowman Apple in Mt. Jackson for 23 years, before retiring. He had also worked at Shen Valley Meat Packers in Timberville for 10 years, Farmers and Merchants Bank, and USA Security Agency. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and the Vietnam War. He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in New Market where he served on the church council and cemetery committee. He was a member of Broadway-Timberville Ruritan Club, serving all offices and numerous zone and district offices.

On October 10, 1958 he married the former Catherine Riddle, who survives.

Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen J. and Sue E. Funkhouser of Broadway.

Pastor Debbie Dukes and Jerry Shiflet will conduct a memorial service at 11:00 AM Saturday at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends following the service.

The body was cremated.

Arrangements are by Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Perpetual Care, C/O Frank Runion, P.O. Box 54, New Market, VA 22844.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Aug. 20, 2013
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