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McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Jerry Lynn Funderburk

March 10, 1939February 7, 2020
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Jerry Lynn Funderburk, 80, of the Fairview Community, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020. He was born in Charlotte, NC, on March 10, 1939, to the parents of Arthur R. Funderburk and Ruby L. Funderburk. Jerry graduated from East Mecklenburg High School. He was married to the love of his life, Peggy Helms Funderburk on April 24, 1960.

Jerry was co-owner of Funderburk’s 76 with his late brother, James Funderburk, where he made many lifelong friends. After retirement he also enjoyed working at McEwen’s Funeral Home.

He was a long time member of Eastway Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC, serving in multiple areas of service including a deacon. Most recently he was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Monroe, NC. Jerry was also a member of Excelsior Masonic Lodge #261.

Jerry always enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. He was drafted in the Army and began his service in October 1962 serving in Korea. He was a Radio Operator and received military decorations as a Rifle M1 Sharpshooter. While in Korea he met his lifelong friend, Douglas Winkler of Grand Forks, ND.

He is survived by Peggy, his wife of 59 years; his daughter, Michelle F. Snyder and husband, Lance, of the Fairview Community; his sons, Melvin Funderburk and wife, Troyanne, of the New Salem Community and Marlon Funderburk and wife, Ann, of the Fairview Community. Jerry was blessed with nine grandchildren, Madison Snyder Gilbert (spouse, Jason), Dillon Snyder, Shea Snyder, Kristen Horne, Olivia Funderburk, Landon Funderburk, Farrah Funderburk, Christopher Wilson and Ashley Wilson; and one great grandchild, Bryer Gilbert.

He also is survived by his sisters, Maxine F. Huneycutt, Charlotte, and Judy Gordon of Midland. He was preceded in death by his brother, James R. Funderburk.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Friday, February 14, 2020, McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel. The Funeral Service will be 11am Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Hopewell Baptist Church-Legacy Campus, 420 Hopewell Church Road, Monroe. The burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, Jerry requested memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

  • FAMILY

  • Peggy Funderburk, Loving Wife of 59 Years
  • Michelle F. Snyder and husband, Lance, Daughter
  • Melvin Funderburk and wife, Troyanne, Son
  • Marlon Funderburk and wife, Ann, Son
  • Arthur R. Funderburk, Father
  • Ruby L. Funderburk, Mother
  • Maxine F. Huneycutt, Sister
  • Judy Gordon, Sister
  • James R. Funderburk, Brother
  • Mr. Funderburk also leaves behind his nine grandchildren, Madison Snyder Gilbert (spouse, Jason), Dillon Snyder, Shea Snyder, Kristen Horne, Olivia Funderburk, Landon Funderburk, Farrah Funderburk, Christopher Wilson and Ashley Wilson; and one great grandchild, Bryer Gilbert to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Landon Funderburk, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Gilbert, Active Pallbearer
  • Bruce Huneycutt, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Miller, Active Pallbearer
  • Dillon Snyder, Active Pallbearer
  • Glenn Huneycutt, Active Pallbearer
  • Eric Huneycutt, Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Wilson, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Carol Fluck (Thune)

February 16, 2020

I am Dan Thune’s daughter Carol. Wanted to let you know I showed the photos on here to my father. . He loved seeing them . I remember my dad and mom always sharing such good memories of Mr Jerry and Mrs Peggy growing up. Sorry for your loss!!!

Kathy Wood (Knight)

February 15, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. He was such a kind, caring man and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. I have many fond memories of Jerry and Peggy, but my favorite one was when our family baked Christmas cookies with Peggy to send to Jerry in Korea. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as they go through this difficult time.

Betty and Lloyd Torrence

February 10, 2020

Betty Lee sends her deepest sympathy to the family. When my late wife, Sarah Lee, passed away, Jerry worked on his day off to serve the family. Jerry and his brother both were friends of the Lee family and by virtue of marriage into the Lee family, I became a friend also. Jerry was a fine example of a Christian man. May he Rest In Peace.

Sherry, and Joe Hill

February 10, 2020

We will miss Jerry very deeply. We love him and the whole Family so very much. I was sad when hearing of his passing. But rejoiced for Jerry and his whole Family knowing with all the love for his GOD, "absent from the body is present with the LORD JESUS CHRIST". We will all be with you there soon Jerry. You are loved and missed. We are praying for your family Jerry. God has them in HIS Great Arms.🌹🙏. Love you guys always, Sherry and Joe Hill

Glenn and Margie Israel

February 10, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We are so happy to have been able to visit him at the hospital. He seemed to enjoy my singing " I know a man who wants a chew, he'll do anything for a Redman Chew! ) Lots of precious memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Debbie McQuage

February 10, 2020

As a young lady just starting out in Charlotte in my nursing career, I found Eastway Baptist church. Where you found Eastway you found a relationship with Jerry and Peggy. They have been such precious friends since the late 70’s early 80’s. Jerry always kept Debbie Lu’s cars a goin. I was so grateful. Then he and my second husband Steve became bestest buddies at McEwen Mint Hill. Fluff as Dick called Steve loved his Mint Hill family, Jerry was such a blessing to Steve, they looked forward to calling each other. Even the day before Steve’s passing Jerry and Steve had a good day together in conversation. He and Peggy are some of the kindest most caring people I know. My love, thoughts and prayers with this precious family.

LISA HUXSTER

February 10, 2020

Mr. Jerry was truly a blessing in my life, along with sweet Peggy. With both of their humble and caring spirits, I will be forever grateful for having them in my life. What a blessing they have been to me. Mr. Jerry will be greatly missed. His sweet words always encouraged others and he was such a joy to be around. What a true example of Jesus Christ and HIS love, Jerry exemplified.

Sending my love and deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Kim, Scott & Alexandria Smirh

February 9, 2020

Prayers and love to Peggy and family. To remember Jerry, is to remember his humble spirit and his kindness to others and how he cared for both his family and fellow man. He leaves a legacy of love and will be missed.

Donna Quales

February 9, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Jerry was such a very special, loving and kind Christain man. I'll always remember once I turned 16, I think my dad kept an open line of credit with Jerry at his service station on Eastway. Because Jerry said if it was made of metal my tires always found it. He always met me with a smile and loved my family as his own. I pray for God's peace, love and comfort to be with you.
Donna, Art, Matt & Marcus Quales

Jim Gardner

February 9, 2020

My prayers are with Mr. Funderburks family. He was a true inspiration to the youth group of Easway Baptist in the 80s. Such a kind man, and always had a smile on his face.

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