Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ James G. Funderburk, 83, of Wooster passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home.
He was born October 19, 1936 in Decaturville, Tennessee the son of Robert and Cola Beatrice Vaughn Funderburk.   He married Willie Mae Riggins on August 8, 1959.   She preceded him in death on November 25, 2012.
James graduated on May 6, 1954 from Decatur County High School and retired from Alcon Industries in Cleveland as a Supervisor after more than 40 years of employment.   He truly loved the Lord and faithfully served as a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Wadsworth.   James was a man with a calm spirit and demeanor.   He was a member of the Coleman Masonic Lodge and a former member of the Wooster Noon Lions.
He was an avid gardener, loved to hunt and fish, was a die-hard Cleveland Brown ™s fan and enjoyed watching old westerns.   His grandchildren were his heart and they all have stories of riding in his pickup truck, going to wrestling matches or attending Cleveland Brown’s games.   He was proud of all of their accomplishments.
He is survived by his children Gladys (Dennis) Williams and Katrina (Keith) Jackson both of Wooster and Lasonya Griffin of Toledo and grandchildren Jonathan Williams, Trinity Funderburk, Ciara Griffin, Tyson Jackson, Marquis Griffin and Donnica Williams; great-grandchildren Jonathan Williams and Nathanael Nicolino.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents a granddaughter Shannica Williams and a brother Bobby Funderburk.
Friends will be received Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 1:30 “ 2:30 p.m. at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.   Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
A private family service will be livestreamed on the funeral home facebook page starting at 2:30 p.m.   Burial will be in the Wooster Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

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Private family services will be livestreamed at 2:30 p.m. on the funeral home facebook page

Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 1:30 – 2:30 P.M. at the funeral home


  1. Our deepest condolences and trust that James is now with God, experiencing perfect Peace and Love.
    Peace and Blessings to of each of you.

  2. Sincere sympathy in the passing of your Father and Grandfather. He was a very nice man. God Bless you all and give you strength and peace during this difficult time. We are his roomate Harry’s Brother and sister in law.

  3. Sincerest sympathy for the passing of your father and grandfather. In the short time I was able to take care of him at SWCC, he showed kindness and humor that reminded me of my own grandfather, who has also gone to be with the Lord. I looked forward to hearing his laugh everyday. He will definitely be missed. I wish you all well and God Bless You.

  4. Sorry for your loss Jay. Sending condolences to you and your family.

  5. Dear Family,
    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of our beloved cousin Gilbert. We will long remember his quiet ways, wonderful smile and generous heart, and our last fun time together at our family Reunion last summer. We are praying God’s strength and comfort for our family. Love you all!

  6. To the Funderburk you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your loved one. I ca truly say he will be missed.

  7. We offer our sincere condolences to the entire family. May the Lord envelope you in His love. It is our prayer that His mercy and grace bring an abundance of comfort and peace to you all.

  8. Sending you love and prayers from the Thompson family. Our family friendship goes way back and will always be close. Please know that we love you and pray for God to comfort your entire family and many friends who will miss your father also.


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