John Anthony Funnell
June 9, 1940 – August 28, 2016
John Funnell, 76, of Bryan, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Bryan. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.
John Funnell was born to Alfred and Queenie Killick Funnell in Brighton, England. He was married to first wife Diane Funnell for 48 years. In 1968, John and Diane moved to the states and raised their family. John’s career as a mechanical engineer moved the family around the country early on, but they settled in Texas until his retirement. After retirement, John and Diane returned to England to open their own historic English Pub – The Three Tuns. John later returned to Texas to be close to his Texas family and friends.
John shared the final years of his life with current wife, Jean Rogers Funnell. John was an antique car enthusiast. He enjoyed restoring and driving his cars around town. John was a member of the Church of England, and later joined Central Baptist Church of College Station.
Preceding John in death are his parents, wife Diane Funnell, step-son Darrel Rogers, and sister Anne Ford. John is survived by his wife of 6 years, Jean Rogers Funnell; his sons Andrew Funnell, Lee J. Funnell, Phillip Funnell, and David Funnell; his daughter Jeanette Funnell; his step-children; Glenda Rogers, Vicki and Dana Webb, and Russell Rogers. John is also survived by eight grandchildren; Courtney, Cayla, Faith, Sarah, Desiree, Chad, Zachary, and Wesley, and 2 great grandchildren.
The family would like to express appreciation for the loving care provided by A Nurses Touch and Hospice of Brazos Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to Hospice Brazos Valley at www.hospicebrazosvalley.org/donate or by mail at Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803. Condolences can be expressed at CallawayJones.com.