James H. Funkhouser

LIBERTY – James H. Funkhouser, 91, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Gillette Nursing Home.

James was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Edinburgh, Va., the son of the late James W. and Esther Ludwig Funkhouser.

He retired from P&LE Railroad as a switch machine operator. He enjoyed bowling at the Holiday Bowl in the Old Timers League, his morning visits with his friends at Bob Evans and McDonald’s in the evenings.

James served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lou (Kenneth) Hassel of Cortland; sister, Marguerite of Winchester, Va.; grandchildren, Mark (Sarah) Hadley, Tim Hadley and Tiffany (Neil) Stamm; and great-grandchildren, Isaac, Caleb and Grace Hadley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Frances Valentine, whom he married July 11, 1944, and died in 1995; daughter, Darlene Funkhouser; sons James A. and Wayne Funkhouser; four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Blackstone Funeral Home. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

James will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery with military honors.

To view this obituary and to send condolences to the Funkhouser family, visit the website www.blackstonefuneralhome.com.

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