October 22, 1934 - August 30, 2021
William C. Funk (Bill), passed from this life and entered into Glory on Monday, Aug 30, 2021. Bill was born in West Mifflin, PA in 1934 and has resided in the Maryville, TN area with his wife Fran since the 80s. He passed peacefully in his home on Monday morning surrounded by family. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Funk; brothers and sisters, Clarence, Albert, Robert, Bertha, Margaret, Joanne and son Bruce. He is survived by his wife, Frances (67 years); daughters, Kimberly Hartsock (Michael), Laurie Pierce (Douglas); son, Marc Funk (Jennifer); grandchildren, Drew, Brandon (Angel), Samantha, Kristen (Jonathan), Amy, Elizabeth, and Liam; and 5 great grandchildren. Bill was an active member at First Baptist Church or Friendsville, a 30-year member of Gideons International, a beekeeper, avid gardener, home builder, and an outstanding singer. He worked diligently in the steel industry for 28 years in Pittsburgh, PA for US Steel and Mesta Machine Company. He moved to TN to work for Alcoa. He also went on to work for TVA and late in life was ordained as a Baptist minister. He loved people, especially his family, friends, and Christ's church and made every effort to be the hands and feet of his Savior to everyone that crossed his path. If you asked him how he was, he always responded with a hearty "better than I deserve". He also beamed with pride when talking about his children and grandchildren. Friends and family will be received at First Baptist Church of Friendsville on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM with service to follow. Graveside at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa, TN on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Gideons International, Blount County South Camp, P.O. Box 4035, Maryville, TN 37802-4035 or First Baptist Church of Friendsville building fund, 403 N Farnum St, Friendsville, TN 37737. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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