James Funk passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at his home in Spokane. He was born Jan. 16, 1957 in Yakima to James and Barbara (Maling) Funk and was preceded in death by his father, Jim, and sister, Sharon. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Funk, Tacoma; sisters Bobbi (Rod) Gamper, Federal Way; Jodi Funk, Seattle; aunts, uncles, Kathy McGregor, and several nieces and nephews.Jim was raised in Tacoma and later at Deep Lake. He attended Colville High School and returned to Tacoma, where he graduated from Curtis High School. Shortly after graduation, he moved to and settled in Spokane.Jim cherished his time at Deep Lake and later at Deer Lake. He spent time fishing, boating and hunting. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and for the fun-loving times he spend with his family and friends. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.