G.B. Funk | 1937-2019

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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G.B. Funk

G.B. Funk, 81, of Bridgeport passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, following a short illness.

Funeral was April 16 at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport with burial in East Bridgeport Cemetery.

Pastor Craig Erb officiated. Pallbearers included Chris Funk, Dr. Mark Funk, Shane Funk, Gentry Funk, Ethan Garner and Albert Rubio. Honorary pallbearers included B.C. Green, Wayne Mask and the deacons of the First Baptist Church of Bridgeport.

G.B was born May 6, 1937, to Gus and Lizzie (Ballard) Funk in Decatur. He married Norma Gale Meek Sept. 13, 1956, at the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Mr. Funk was a prominent businessman in Bridgeport for 60 years. He opened Bridgeport Automotive Supply Inc. in August of 1959, the same month he graduated from North Texas State College, now the University of North Texas. G.B. had been an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport since 1951 where he served as a deacon and trustee.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Norma Gale Funk of Bridgeport; sons Chris Funk and wife, Penny, of Bridgeport and Dr. Mark Funk and Albert Rubio of Houston; grandchildren Shane Funk and wife, Natalie, of Argyle, Cara Garner and husband, Ethan, of Willow Park and Gentry Funk of Stephenville; great-grandchildren Grayson, Hendrix and Collins Funk and Cadence Garner.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

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