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Robert E. Funkhouser, Father of Dabora's Bob Funkhouser, Passes Away



Robert Edward Funkhouser, 77, of Danville died Friday. Born May 28, 1936 in Harrisonburg , Va. , he is the son of the late Loy Albert and Fannie Miller Funkhouser. He graduated from Harrisonburg High School . Bob served in the Vietnam War and retired as a Tech Sgt. from the US . Air Force. He has worked at Walmart for 13 years in the paint and hardware departments and as a stocker. He is a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Danville VFW chapter. He is a Past Master of the Franklin Lodge # 28 F. & A.M. Bob was an avid fisherman and spent many hours with his fishing buddy, Woody Corbin. He was also a UK fan, especially basketball. He was friends with everyone, never met a stranger and could fix anything electrical. He loved spending time with his granddaughters and his great-grandson and enjoyed taking them on trips.

Bob is survived by his wife, Madeline Sue Welch Funkhouser; two sons, John A. (Kendra) Funkhouser of Stanford and Robert E. "Bob" (Raye Lynn) Funkhouser Jr. of Franklin, Mass.; an aunt, Jean Bowman of North Carolina; six granddaughters, Elizabeth "Liz" (Mike) Eshelman, Sally Funkhouser, Holly Funkhouser, Ande Stamper, Madeline "Maddy" Funkhouser and Ali Funkhouser and a great-grandson, James Michael Eshelman.

The funeral service will be 12 noon on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery . Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home. The family suggests donations be sent to the Bereavement Fund at Heritage Hospice or Heart of KY. United Way.

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