Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 13, 2007
CHINA GROVE ó Charles Edwin Funderburk, 83, 9665 Old Concord-Salisbury Road, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2006) at his home.
Born May 7, 1923, Mr. Funderburk was a son of the late Robert T. and Wilma Basinger Funderburk.
He was a graduate of Landis High School and past master of Eureka Lodge 283.
A life member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, he served on the Church Council and Property Committee and as Sunday school superintendent.
During World War II, he served in the 3rd Army’s 398th Engineer Regiment, stationed in England, Germany and France. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, earning a Bronze Star for removing a bullet from his sergeant’s shoulder with a pick-knife.
He worked 18 years for Continental General Tire Co., retiring as a maintenance supervisor.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lucille Safrit Funderburk; son Terry Funderburk, China Grove; daughter Sherry King, Harrisonburg, Va.; brothers Cecil Funderburk, Concord, and Tommy Funderburk, Salisbury; sisters Latrelle Hudspeth, Concord, and Dorothy Lear, Salisbury; and four grandchildren.
A service was held Sunday at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, the Rev. Michael Comer, pastor. Burial, West Lawn Memorial Park, with rites conducted by Rowan County Veterans Council.
Online condolences may be sent to www.linnhoneycuttfuneralhome.com.