It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of Mr. Gerald Funderburk. Mr. Gerald had been suffering from dementia for the better part of four years, and he is now pain-free and rejoined with his beloved Sue.
JEFFERSON - Mr. Gerald A. Funderburk, age 84, died Saturday, March 8, 2014.
He was born May 10, 1929, in Wadesboro, NC, a son of the late Hazel Willis and Annie Coppedge Funderburk. He was the retired owner and operator of G.A. Funderburk Company and was a watermelon broker. Mr. Funderburk was a former member and past president of both the S.C. Watermelon Association and the National Watermelon Association. He was a former Lynches River Electric Coop. board member and a former member of the S.C. National Guard. G.A. was a lifelong, faithful, member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and watermelons. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Sue Smith Funderburk; his brother, Tony Funderburk; and a sister, Pat F. Hogan. Mr. Funderburk is survived by two daughters; Suzanne Mills of Hartsville, SC, and Jane Clark of Jefferson, SC; a grandson, Jason Mills of Columbia, SC; and a sister-in-law, Mary Funderburk of Jefferson, SC Funeral service will be held
3:00 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Jefferson United Methodist Church and interment will follow in Jefferson Town Cemetery. The family will receive family and friends any time at the home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chesterfield County, P.O. Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709 or to Jefferson United Methodist Church, c/o Lawanna Johnson, P.O. Box 1, Jefferson, SC 29718. Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Funderburk family. http://www.mrcfuneralhome.com/
Jefferson United Methodist Church, 303 Main Street, Jefferson, SC 29718 (843) 658-3040