Wyatt Scott Funk, 20, passed away in a car accident in the early hours of December 24th, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. Wyatt led a life full of travel, adventure, and fun. From snowboarding, snowmobiling, to wake surfing and other sports, Wyatt was always ready to try it and excel at it. When not occupied with school or adventuring, Wyatt could often be found working under the hood of his favorite truck, a 1969 Chevrolet C10, or zipping through the streets of Mesa on his moped with his “Scoot Gang”. Nicknames given by friends and family include: Mr. Intensity, WyWy, Avocado, Funky Monkey, and Mesa’s Best Friend.
At age 18, Wyatt served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Federal Way, Washington State, where he deepened his love for the Savior and learned to help other people. He even extended his mission for a month at the request of his new Mission President. His energetic and hardworking nature, as well as his goofy confidence, endeared him to all who met him. People flocked to him just to be around him. He truly exemplified Christlike love in all his relationships.
Wyatt was loved and adored by his family. He is survived by both of his parents, Wayne and Lexie Funk; his four siblings Tyler, 29 (wife Stephanie, 29, daughter Cora, 18 months), Josh, 26 (wife McKenzie, 27), Westin, 23 (wife Madelyn, 23, son Wren, 6 months), and Ciera,17. He also leaves behind a strong community of family, friends, and neighbors who love and will miss him dearly.
Wyatt’s family will sorely miss his always-positive outlook on life and the energy he infused into every situation. His presence alone made everything more fun. The Funk family looks forward to the day that they can be together again as an Eternal Family through the saving power of Jesus Christ.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 3rd at 11 Am, preceded by a viewing at 9 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints’ Hermosa Vista Stake building, 2701 E. Lehi Rd., Mesa. Wyatt will be buried at Mesa Cemetery following the services. For more information go to www.bunkerfuneral.com.