John Funkhouser

[25 NOV 1931 - K1 - 20534 - 12 SEP 2018]

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K-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Skaff - Raynal - Joe Franklin - Rich Miller - Knieriem - Wayne Smith - Law - 2nd Row: Torrence (CO) - Steinman - Napier - Brunstein - McWilliams - 3rd Row: Guthrie - Hock - Livesay - Pettet - Ed Anderson - 4th Row: Jerry Hawkins - Funkhouser - Fleming (Absent: Gransback)



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Left: West - Funkhouser - Lucas - Freed - Peterson x55 - Cardillo - Right: Klett x55 - Wargowsky - Weissenborn - Peterson - Lauer x55 - Skaff [The Iron Squad - AUG 1951]



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2015 AOG Online Register
(Updated JUL 2019)

John O. Funkhouser Cullum No: 20534 Class of: 1955 Born: VA Appointment: Branch: Arty History: 20534 John Owen Funkhouser B-VA: Arty: Resd 58 1LT: Engr NASA MSFC 60

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John Owen Funkhouser


John Funkhouser passed away September 12, 2018, at the age of 86. John was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, to Nelson and Parepa Funkhouser. He grew up in Waverly, Virginia, where he was captain of the football team, played trumpet in his family's dance band, and flew planes for the forestry association, as well as his family's airport. John was an Eagle Scout and graduated valedictorian of his high school.

John attended West Point, where he was recognized as the best all-around gymnast, before graduating in 1955. He spent his career as an engineer for NASA in Huntsville, Alabama, retiring at age 80.

John leaves behind his beloved wife of 26 years, Donna Terry, brother Bobby, children Glenn (Tina), Eric (Cherie), Amy Cleary (Kevin), Owen (Jennifer), and Katie Terry (Shane Scott), 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Nelson, and daughter Elizabeth Terry. John will be laid to rest with military honors at the Georgia National Cemetery.

Published by The Huntsville Times from Sep. 14 to Sep. 16, 2018.

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