Robert Edwin Funkhouser, Sr. died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at his home.
Mr. Funkhouser was born September 27, 1930 in Basye, son of the late Nevin Charles and Gladys Estelle Moomaw Funkhouser.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was owner and operator of the Community Store for 63 years in Basye.
He was a charter member of the West Shenandoah Ruritan Club.
He was a member of Waterbrook Brethren Church in Edinburg.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Anne Lamma Funkhouser whom he married September 20, 1954.
He is also survived by a daughter, Sandra Turner and husband Larry of Mt. Jackson; a son Robert E. Funkhouser Jr. and wife Bobbie of Mt. Jackson; a brother, Frank Funkhouser of Woodstock, three grandchildren, Sara Voigt and husband David, Jill Martin and husband Nathan and Rebekah Funkhouser; and three great grandchildren, Ty, Bella and Gavin.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert (Robby) E. Funkhouser III. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis and three brothers, Harold, Bill and Jim.
The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson with Rev. James Corbitt officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Jackson Cemetery with Military Honors by the National Guard and Muhlenberg Post #199 American Legion Woodstock.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Lonas, Henry O. Barb, Dave Cline, Sr., Dale Cline, Richard Barb, James A. Thomas III, Robert L. Cline and Danny Wetzel.
Honorary pallbearers will be David Voigt and Nathan Martin.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Jackson Rescue and Fire Department, P.O. Box 251, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 or Orkney Springs Fire and Rescue Inc. P.O. Box 374, Basye, VA 22810.