Robert B. Funk
Robert B. Funk

November 7, 1924 - July 6, 2018
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Nashville, TN

Obituary

FUNK, Robert B. Age 93 passed away July 6, 2018 in Nashville, TN

Preceded in death by his wife, Betty May Frazee Funk.

Born on November 7, 1924 in Lincoln Nebraska, Mr. Funk was the son of the late Bayard Cyril and Fay Elizabeth Ambrose Funk. He was raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from high school in 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army. He was a WWII Veteran and served in the European Theater of Operations.

Mr. Funk was a 1949 graduate of California Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor’s Degree, and in 1950 received his Master’s in Chemical Engineering. He was also the starting quarterback for CalTech, and he competed in the decathlon.

In 1992, after 42 years, Mr. Funk retired from BASF in Anderson, SC, where he served as the Anderson Plant General Manager. During his career, he was a Rotarian for over 35 years. He was on the Board of Directors of the Anderson Operations of the Salvation Army. Further, he was on the board of Anderson Interfaith Ministries and the Better Business Bureau.

Survivors include two sons; Paul Robert Funk of Greenville, SC and Glenn Richard Funk and his wife, Lori of Nashville, TN; one sister, Elizabeth Fay Funk Gilpin of Salt Lake City, UT; and four grandchildren, Mary Landon Funk, Robert B. Funk II, Samuel Henry Funk, and Katherine Elizabeth Funk.

A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church (Nashville, TN) on Sunday July 8, 2018 at 3:30pm. Visitation 1:30-3:30pm.
In lieu of floral contributions, memorials may be made to Franklin Road Academy’s Heart to Heart Program, 4700 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220.

PHILLIPS-ROBINSON FUNERAL HOME, (615)262-3312.

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Visitation
Robert B. Funk
3900 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37205
Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Service
Robert B. Funk
3900 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37205
Sunday, July 8, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM