Obituary for Ervin Gore Funderburg
Ervin Funderburg, 90, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS. He was born January 29, 1927, in the Pleasant Hill Community; he was the son of the late Bradford Scott Funderburg and the late Frances Fox Funderburg, and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Ervin’s greatest satisfaction in life came from taking care of his family. He and his son, Danny, were inseparable. In 1988, after a career as an automobile dealer, he opened C.C. Blouses. Though it appeared to be a business move, his main purpose was to fulfill Danny’s dream of owning his own store. They worked together there while also doing the janitorial work at their beloved Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. After Danny’s death in 2010, with Nancy’s health failing, he devoted himself tirelessly to caring for her. He was by her side when she passed away at their home in 2013. Until his health began failing in late 2015, he rarely missed a day of driving himself to town to check on Pam and John Graves, a practice that had begun years before. A very loving and caring man, Mr. Ervin will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City.
A funeral service honoring his life will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. David Hamilton. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Rimmer, David Clark, David Keeton, Robert Brand, Ronnie Patterson, and Brad Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rupert Lunceford, Bill Davis, Richard Clark, Ken Davis, William Hardin, Frank Burns, Billy Parker, Barney Wade, Lee Smith, Kent Parker, Brent Parker, Bobby Fletcher, and Henry Lackey.
He is survived by his daughter, Pam Funderburg Burt, Calhoun City: nephew, Billy Frank (Glenda)Funderburg, Calhoun City; and a grandson, John Graves Burt, Calhoun City.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Lois Cannon Funderburg; his parents; beloved son, Danny Funderburg; a brother, Russell Funderburg; and sister, Maddie Louise Funderburg.
Online condolences can be left for the family at pryorfuneralhome.com.