David Lee Funderburg
David Lee Funderburg, 74, of Pinehurst, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Wake Forest Baptist University Medical Center, in Winston-Salem.
A celebration of David’s life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Pinehurst Country Club Member’s Club Dining Room.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Jean, and two children, Rhonda Lee, of Carmel Valley Calif., and Kevin Lee, of Parks, Ariz.; his son in-law Skip and daughter-in-law Debbie; and three grandchildren, Brittany, Paul and Kevin Jr. He also leaves four brothers, John (a perfect match for his bone marrow transplant), Joel, Jim and Steve, as well as his long-time friend Glenn.
David served honorably in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division before achieving a successful career in the tabletop industry.
Jean and David moved to Cary in 1993, where David began a second career in financial services. They soon followed their hearts to Pinehurst, where David could work as well as indulge his two favorite pastimes, tennis and golf.
David participated in community affairs in each of the communities in which he lived. Probably his proudest accomplishment was leading a group of friends who built a small tennis facility in his northern California community of Mount View.
In Pinehurst he was president of the Pinehurst Owner’s Association at No. 6; a member of the Pinehurst Country Club Board of Governors, serving as chair of the Golf Committee as well as the Tennis, Lawn Bowls and Croquet Committee. He was also a member of a Moore County Advisory Committee and a former member of the Tin Whistles.
David was an enthusiastic tennis player, involved in several groups and teams throughout the years. He was an avid golfer facing the common love/hate relationship that most golfers endure. He played golf with the Men’s Golf Association and loved the camaraderie that he shared with his fellow teammates. The friends and relationships he enjoyed while engaging in both sports enriched his life in Pinehurst tremendously. He so loved his life here.
When David wasn’t playing sports, he was an enthusiastic and sometimes rabid sports fan, whose teams (Giants, 49ers, University of Michigan and Stanford) brought him either great pain or great joy. Those teams have lost one of their most ardent supporters.
David also loved music of all types and sang with the Golf Capitol Chorus. He was an avid reader, enjoying especially history books and a good mystery.
David has left his many friends in California and the Pinehurst area too soon. Remembering his passion for life and his love of family and friends provide the memories that will sustain us.
Memorials may be made to Given Memorial Library/Tufts Archives or to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Section of Oncology and Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit; Att: Dr. Hurd.