Charles Andrew Funkhouser, age 83 of Remington, Virginia passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Funkhouser was born February 3, 1936 in Martin, West Virginia and was a son of the late Charles Hall Funkhouser and Pauline Flossie (Rotruck) Funkhouser. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucinda Mae Funkhouser and two great-grandchildren, Wyatt Lee Meredith and Allison Leigh Meredith.
Charles is survived by the love of his life and wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara L. (Stewart) Funkhouser; two daughters, Eva Ester (Funkhouser) Van Buren (William) of Remington,Virginia and Lisa Sue Funkhouser of Remington, Virginia; one brother, Lindon Jackson Funkhouser (Josefina) of Virginia Beach,Virginia; six grandchildren, Christina (Van Buren) Meredith (Eric), Crystal Van Buren, Brittany Van Buren, Ashley (Van Buren) Hamblin (Robert) , Jessica O’Dell and Joshua O’Dell (Megan), eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Charles served in the United States Army. He was a Foreman for SMC Concrete Construction for many years, where he not only built many physical structures, but also life-long friendships. He was a member of First Century Baptist Church in Culpeper, Virginia. He will forever be remembered as family-centered man of faith whose infectious laugh, ornery nature, and sweet spirit touched the lives of so many. Whether you knew him as Charles, Charlie, Andy, Daddy or Papy, what you saw was what you got; genuine, strong, compassionate, and always a gentleman.
Mr. Funkhouser’s family will receive friends on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at Schaeffer Funeral home in Petersburg, West Virginia. Immediately following will be a funeral service at 11:00 AM in the Schaeffer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lee Brown officiating.
Interment will be in the Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, West Virginia with Military Rites by the Potomac Highlands VFW Post 6454 and West Virginia Army Honor Guard.
Following interment, family and friends are invited to gather at the Petersburg Church of God Fellowship Hall at 1:00 PM, 13 Myrtle Avenue, Petersburg, West Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 200 E. Marshall Street, Remington, VA. 22734.
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