Leonard "J.L." Funkhouser, Jr., the son of the late Leonard, Sr. and Effie Jennings Funkhouser, was born near Dexter on March 3, 1925, and died at his home in Smyrna, Tenn., on Nov. 14, 2008, at the age of 83.
Mr. Funkhouser had lived in the Dexter most of his life and moved to Smyrna, Tenn., several years ago. He was a road foreman with Liberty Township in Stoddard County and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during World War II.
On June 7, 1947, he was married to Doris Kathleen George in Piggott, Ark.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Kathleen Funkhouser of Smyrna, Tenn.; one son, Ronnie Funkhouser of Smyrna, Tenn.; one daughter, Connie Crocker of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one grandson; two great grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by eight sisters, Hallie May Ward, Mable Griffin, Lula Hollett, Edna Dowdy, Ruth Keller, Pearl Dowdy, Edith White, and Hazel Snyder.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday November 18, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Stoddard County Children's Home, P. O. Box 164, Dexter, Mo. 63841.