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Garland Funk
Garland Funk

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe for Garland Funk of Rio Rancho.

Funk, 83, went to be with the Lord Nov. 8, 2015.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-55 and later went on to work at Navajo Refining Co., from which he retired as trucking superintendent.

He enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, and was an avid gold prospector for several years following his retirement. He was also a proud supporter of the NRA and the Republican Party.

Garland will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Darla Funk; son Philip Funk; sisters Wanda Whatley, Bettie Redden and Joann Grassie; grandchildren Amanda McKenna, Whitney Geller, Ryan Funk, Cassie Funk and Caitlin Funk; three great-grandchildren, Jeriah McKenna, Khalon McKenna and Jaykin McKenna; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Tempie Funk; sister Barbara Shelton; three brothers, James Funk, Jake Funk and Fred Funk; and his beloved son, John R. Funk.

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