Larry D. Funk

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 1941
Date of Passing: 
Monday, April 27, 2020

WOOSTER - Larry D. Funk, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 27th, 2020.

Larry is survived by his daughters, Julie (James) Becker and Jodi (Tim) Dever, and a son, Jim Funk; grandsons, Garrett and Grant Dever; and sisters, Pauline Sloan, Shirley Gilbert and Sue Selvage.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joanne.

Larry was born June 24th, 1941 and raised near New Pittsburg, OH. He graduated from Northwestern High school. After high school Larry started his own milk hauling service. His business grew into L.D. Funk and Son Trucking serving multiple states and transporting various commodities for almost 60 years. Larry loved his interactions with the many farmers he served. Not one to be idle for long, Larry was always ready to travel, for his business, with his family or to visit friends. He had an incredible gift for conversation.

He proudly served his country with the Army National Guard.

Larry and Joanne raised their family near Lattasburg and later moved to their farm outside New Pittsburg. When not tending to his business, Larry was happiest spending time with his family or his many friends. He loved attending his grandson’s school events and never missed their sale day at the Wayne County fair. In recent years, he could often be found enjoying breakfast or dinner out with his friends or playing the lottery. His children and grandchildren will miss his stories, sense of humor and spending time with him.

Private family calling hours will be held on Thursday and family services will be held on Friday.

    McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.  Burial will be in the New Pittsburg Cemetery.

  Online condolences may be left for the family at



Private Family calling hours on Thursday


Private family services on Friday


To Larry's Family and Friends, Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God, and the many good memories, sustain you; now and also in the future.. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your families. Sincere condolences from Art Beerys, Smithville, Ohio

To Larry's family and friends---that includes me--am so very sorry for Larry's passing I claim Larry as my best friend ever as we had a million memories as we were in school all years same class and did many fun things together.Pray fo all to comforted at Larry's passing and God be with us all!! RIP good friend!!! memories abound for sure!!!

To Larry's family I am so sorry for your loss. I have Known Larry since I was a little boy he was one of the most Kindest And carrying Persons I have ever known. I will keep you In my thoughts and Prayers

To Larry's Family I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was a joy to visit with he will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

My deepest sympathy to Jim ,Jodi & family, and Julie & family keeping you in our prayers

Thoughts and prayers for the whole family. Remember the memories!

Larry was a great guy and good friend
Always injoyed talking to him
He will be missed
I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

To Larry's Family and Friends:

Please accept our sympathy on Larry's passing. He will be remembered by me as a good friend who always was very friendly and upbeat. As a sophomore in high school when he was a senior, he was someone who I looked up to and greatly respected.

My sincere sympathies to Larry's family. Always enjoyed my time working with Larry and Joanne. Many good memories that I will continue to carry with me. May God Bless you all.

Saddened to read of Larry's passing. Thoughts and Prayers to his Family.

To the Funk Family--So very sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers go out to all in your family.

Julie, Jodi, and Jim
Please accept our condolences. So sorry to learn of your loss. He was so proud of you kids (sorry, you will always be kids to me!). I hope all of your good memories will comfort you at this time.

My sincerest sympathy goes out to Larry’s family and friends. I have fond memories of Larry hauling milk from my parent’s farm. He always had a smile and often chocolate milk or ice cream treats to share. He will be missed.

To the Larry Funk family,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss!

To the Funk Family,
Our deepest condolences. Thinking of your family at this time.

Our deepest condolences for your loss. We are thinking of your family during this time.

Funk Family: My condolences to you on your loss. Larry was a friend and will be missed. God bless.

To All family members of the beloved Larry Funk.
We are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to you.May you all have great strength to endure this sad time.Continue to hold those precious memories close to your hearts.Cherish those times Larry gave to you individually.His legacy will continue thru you!
Again,deepest sympathy to all.

To All family members of the beloved Larry Funk.
We are sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to you.May you all have great strength to endure this sad time.Continue to hold those precious memories close to your hearts.Cherish those times Larry gave to you individually.His legacy will continue thru you!
Again,deepest sympathy to all.

My deepest sympathy to Larry's family. I have many fond memories growing up with Larry. I admired and respected him, he had a bounce in his step and a memorable grin. He will be missed. God bless the family.

Jodi, Julie and Family, Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Father. We know how difficult this is for all of you!!! I hope you can take some solace knowing he is at peace and reunited with Mom in Heaven under God’s loving care. Sending love, big hugs and many prayers to you Jodi, Tim and Family

Deepest sympathy to all of you. Larry and I graduated together and I have enjoyed running into to him in town and catching up on many occasions, especially when he was buying lottery tickets. Many good school memories. God bless all of you.

Jodi and Tim, we are so very sorry for this tremendous loss. I know what a wonderful family you have and it all started with your parents. We are thinking of you and your Dad, hope the rest of the family is doing well, love and prayers.

so sorry to hear about your dad. you all are in my prayers.

Larry was so well liked and the local celebrity with his Lottery tickets. He lived a wonderful life and you were blessed to have such a great Dad! May he rest in peace. In sincere sympathy, Tom and Karen

Jody, Jim, Julie and family,
So sorry to hear about Larry. We have many memories of your Dad hauling our milk and his love for his family. Praying that your memories will help comfort you and will give you peace. You have our deepest sympathy,
Rick and Amy Lingle

Jody, Tim, Garrett and Grant,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and wish we could be there in person to support you. Virtual hugs.
We really enjoyed getting to know your dad while living next door. Many times he was so helpful and kind. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Miss you all!
Bill & Kathy

Julie, Jodi, and family. I am so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Thinking of you during this time. Lora

Deepest heartfelt condolences to you, Jim and the rest of the family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

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