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Charles Funkhouser

Charles Albert Funkhouser, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in Franklin. He was a resident of New Whiteland.

Charles was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Indianapolis to Horace and Geraldine (Rowan) Funkhouser. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He married Patricia Navert on July 15, 1956, in Evansville. They were married for 56 years.

Charles worked for 31½ years at Western Electric, retiring in 1984. He also worked for the Johnson County Senior Services and was an Indianapolis Star newspaper carrier.

He was a Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed bowling, coaching Little League baseball in Whiteland and being a Cub Scout leader. He was a member of the Whiteland 50-plus Club.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Funkhouser of New Whiteland; two children, David (Carol) Funkhouser of Needham and Cheryl Funkhouser of Texas; one sister, Joyce Funkhouser of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Carrie (Shane) Pitts of Greenwood and Bradley Funkhouser of Whiteland; and three grandchildren, Taylor Funkhouser and Gabriel and Carrington Pitts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Geneva Spratt and Dorothy Lawson.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North. Friends and family may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Information: 535-6880, www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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