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Earl “Wallace” Funderburk, age 82

Earl “Wallace” Funderburk, age 82 of Mount Ida, AR passed away on December 20, 2023 at home surrounded by his loved ones.  Wallace was born October 17, 1941 in Cowhide Cove, Murfreesboro, Arkansas.  He was preceded in death by his parents Mary Magdelyn Garner Kizzia and Leon Funderburk, and brother Leroy Funderburk.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years Joanna Funderburk. Sisters Clara Fae Babbitt, Patricia Pedron and brother Raymond Funderburk.  Daughter Valerie and William Bennett and Sons Clinton Funderburk, Terry and Kelly Funderburk and Richard and Darla Funderburk.  Grandchildren Kiera Bennett, Lane Bennett, Misty Mills, Tiffany Funderburk, Mathew Funderburk, Heather Funderburk, Jason Sanders and Richard Funderburk.  Also 6 great grandchildren, his beloved Trapping Family as well as many dear friends.

Wallace retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and spent many years as a carpenter.  He was a lifetime member of the Arkansas Trapper Association.  His hobbies were trapping, hunting, fishing and primitive crafts.  His favorites of course were trapping, spending time with his loved ones, and telling stories and traveling with his trapping family.

There will be an open house Memorial/Celebration of his Life at his home in Mount Ida, AR on January 6, 2024 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • KatiI Marrow Posted December 22, 2023 10:14 AM


  • jean jacobs Posted December 22, 2023 10:23 AM

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Wallace. Praying for you and your family.

  • Cheryl Ditgen Posted December 22, 2023 10:59 AM

    Terry, Matt and Isabella, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Lanesha Funderburk Posted December 22, 2023 11:01 AM

    Prayers of peace and comfort for the family. He will be greatly missed.

  • Pamela Cockrell Posted December 22, 2023 4:17 PM

    Will always remember his laugh!!

  • Sandy Fryar Posted December 23, 2023 10:25 PM

    Patricia, we are so very sorry and pray for peace in your loss.

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