Marion Grayson Funk

Marion Grayson Funk, 68, of Fort Valley passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Warren Memorial Hospital.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Valley Fire Hall.  Reverend Alfred Lawrence will officiate.  Burial will be private at a later date at Funk Cemetery in Fort Valley.

Mr. Funk was born April 8, 1947 in Fort Valley, son of the late William Vernon Funk and Lucy Catherine Plauger Funk.  He was a 1965 graduate of Strasburg High School and was an army veteran of the Vietnam War.  He retired from Abex Federal Mogul after 31 years and was owner of the Fort Valley Country Store from 1992-2005.  He was a lifetime member of the Fort Valley Fired Department where he served on the Board of Directors.  He was a director of the Fort Valley Museum, served on the board of Fort Valley Properties and member of Woodstock American Legion, Winchester Moose and NRA.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Seal Funk; daughter, Drista Lynn Funk of Minnesota; son, Eric Grayson Funk of Fort Valley; two sisters, Janet Marotta of Florida and Rebecca Madigan of Woodstock; two brothers, David Funk of Fort Valley and Ivan Funk of Front Royal; one grandson, Justin Lancaster of California and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Keith and Lloyd Funk.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fort Valley Fire Department, C/o Russ Adams, 7088 Fort Valley Rd., Fort Valley, VA 22652 or the Fort Valley Museum, P.O. Box 32, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652.

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12 Condolences to Marion Grayson Funk

  1. Nevin and Sharon Showman and Family says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss……. This earth has lost a Great Man but Heaven has just received a wonderful soul !

  2. Bonnie Painter says:

    So sorry for your loss, you and the family are in our prayers.

  3. Linda Gingerich says:

    My sincere sympathy is with you, Sandy. Please know that everyone is mourning the loss of Grayson. He was a wonderful community minded man with great kindness. He will truly be missed. My prayers are with you, your family and the people that he touched for the loss of a good man. Blessings, Linda Gingerich

  4. Lea Ann Mason Lezotte says:

    Prayers for all during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

  5. Lonnie Cullers says:

    My prayers go out to Grayson’s family. Grayson will be missed. We grew up together camping, fishing, and baseball. Later in like we would see other at lunch at Winchester and the country store. Grayson’s family has my sincere sympathy. Lonnie Cullers.

  6. Candi LoPresti says:


    So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and the family.

  7. Liz & Sierra Newberry & Girl Scout Troop #40426 says:

    Mandy & JC, Miah, Camden & family,
    So sorry for your loss, may the wonderful memories comfort you during this time of loss…
    Prayers of peace and comfort in the days ahead…
    Many blessings from your Girl Scout sisters & Troop #40426

  8. Johna and Paul McFarland says:

    Sandy and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. We know that you have many happy memories that will keep Grayson in your hearts and minds.

  9. Ismet Nuri says:

    Sorry for your loss. Abex

  10. Robin (Speis) Coy says:

    Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Grayson when I first moved to the Fort in 2001. He made going to the Fort Valley store fun. We then became neighbors when my husband John and I moved onto Plauger Lane. Grayson was always so kind, helpful, and we loved his sense of humor. I know he will be missed dearly there in the Fort and I appreciate all of his efforts in getting the store back up and running. To me it will always be “Grayson’s” store. Robin & John Speis

  11. Gary and Jerry Stinson says:

    Our prayers go out to all the Funk family. Grayson was a pillar of the Fort and will truly be missed.
    So sorry for your loss not only for the family but for the Fort community.

  12. Whitney Larkin says:

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of Grayson, thoughts a prayers go out to the Plauger ,Funk families and Fort Valley fire department.