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.
Our families prayers and thoughts of comfort have constantly been with you and your family since hearing this heart breaking news.
I wasn’t super good friends with Wyatt during highschool but we’ve always known each other. We served in the same mission and wyatts positive outlook and faith in Christ changed my mission. Every time we would see each other he would give me a big hug and smile and I always felt the care and love that he had for everyone around him. Knowing him was a blessing, I am sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss and the heartbreaking impact on your family. Too young. Another angel in heaven, but so missed here. Let me know if there is anything you or your family need. God bless.
Wayne & Lexi & Family – We we’re shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Wyatt’s accident. Our love and prayers go out to you and your family. May you lean on the Lord for strength, comfort, and peace in your hearts. We love you!
What a beautiful tribute for Wyatt, I wish I’d gotten to know him more. My heartfelt sympathies to all who did and are missing his presence tremendously in this time. 🙏🏻💕
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May god watch over you and give you strength through the difficult days.
I am so sad to see this! What an awful thing for your family. Our hugs to you guys. We love yoy!
Wayne a d Lexie i am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with your family at this time. I never knew your son but with parents like the 2 of you he must been amazing. Maybe he will meet up with Joe in Heaven they can talk about cars and bikes while waiting for their families to join them for eternity. So thankful for the Gospel, Atonement, and Temple blessings he will be there waiting for you.
Although we do not know you and your family you have all touched our lives through our son Braxton you all have been tremendous examples to him for which we are truly grateful. We are so very sorry for your loss and we pray for the sweet comfort of our Savior to be with you all at this difficult time .
I am so sorry for your loss. Wyatt was a wonderful young man. I met him while he was on his mission in Washington and was living in Orting. He would come over and talk with me and my family and pray with us. Just a wonderul person. Sending prayers and love to your family.
Wyatt was the one who baptized me. He and his companion Elder Rigby were the ones who came to teach me about Christ. I am honored to have had the chance to meet such an exemplary disciple of Christ. He touched many lives in such an ordinary way that he will truly be missed. I will forever be thankful. May his family feel consoled through reading about their son and the things he accomplished while being here. I pray that the Lord consoles his family and provides them with peace. Wyatt brought Glory to our heavenly fathers name. May we remember him by following his example as well as Christs. In Jesus name Amen
Wayne, Lexie & Family,
We love your family so much. We are praying for your comfort and peace at this difficult time. Wyatt is loved by everyone that knew him. He will be sorely missed by all.
Much Love, Chris , Nicole Barney & family ♥️
So sorry for your loss. You’re in my prayers.
Ashton & Kylee Earl
There are things we will never understand. Things that prevent us from taking a full breath because the tears flow too readily. The waves of grief that unite the community that loves him, also rip apart our hearts. We pray that as we mourn with you, it is a small balm to this tragedy. Time will change how we grieve, but not that we grieve. There aren’t words, so please accept our tears as a reflection of our love for Wyatt and for you.
Dear Wayne and Lexie,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart breaks with yours. I know you will miss Wyatt greatly. Although I did not know him well, I have sweet memories of him escorting Tatum at the Homecoming game and how happy it made her that it was him. Everyone who knows him, loves him and thinks he is so great and so kind. I pray for you and your family daily and love you guys.
We love you and pray that you will receive a greater measure of our Heavenly Father’s spirit witnessing to you of the reality that your amazing family will be reunited. ❤️Sue
Wayne and Lexie, our dear friends from many years ago. We are so very sorry for the loss of your son, Wyatt. Our prayers are with you as you walk this difficult journey with your family.
Love and Hugs,
Rick and Kerri Macdonald
Wyatt served in our ward for several months at the end of his mission. He made a great impression on all. In particular, he was of great service to Tom and Janis, two friends who are not of our faith. He provided hours of service in their yard and received the lessons because they were so impressed with him.
I had the good fortune to be working in the Seattle Temple his last day of his mission.
My sympathies to the Funk family.
My deepest condolences to Wayne, Lexie, Wyatt’s siblings and the extended Funk Family. I know he is deeply loved and my thoughts are with you all.
Dearest Lexi and Wayne,
I am broken hearted over your loss. What sweet little ones I remember, and what a loss. I am so sorry.
Oh how sad I am to read of the loss of your wonderful boy. He sounds remarkable in every way. Prayers for you all. Sincerely, Anne & Veryl Law
On behalf of all those he served in the Burien ward, we send our love and pray you will feel the peace and hope of the Gospel. We are so thankful for his time with us as he strengthened, uplifted, encouraged and shared the love of God with those in our community.
We are so sorry for the loss of your son. Just by reading this we can see how much he is loved and how he blessed the lives of those he knew. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all of his loved ones.
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. He sounded like a truly kindhearted young man.
Our prayers will be you and the whole family this week.
Our love and prayers go out to the entire Funk family. As a family we loved Wyatt and our son Grant was a friend who greatly admired him. We were all blessed by Wyatt’s sweetness and love. We look forward like the Funk family to the day we can see him again and feel of his incredibly loving spirit. May the Lord bless you and encircle you in the arms of his love to endure his mortal absence until you meet again. Love, the Petersons
Wayne, Lexie and family, we did not know Wyatt, but our hearts break for you. I can’t imagine what you are going through. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if we can help in any way. We are right next door.
I feel lucky to have associated with Wyatt and to know and love your family. I loved his calm spirit and big heart. I’m so sorry for this trial. The Funk’s are in our family’s prayers. Your faith has been a great example to me. Love, Pete and family
Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers continually. We pray for peace and relief. We are so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss and hope you feel a whole neighborhood of support, hugs and love for you & your family. We all love your family so much!
Elder Funk served in our ward in Kent and was a wonderful missionary, a great example, good worker and a very nice human being. His reward will be great in heaven. We pray you are comforted at this time and know that a reunion in heaven will be glorious.
Wayne, Lexie and family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard the news. Our deepest condolences for each of you. I cannot imagine the heartbreak you are all going through. I pray the spirit will give you the strength you need to get through this most painful time. Continued prayers for you all. Whyatt was a great young man.
Dearest Funk Family,
From Kent Washington
Love, light, hope, tender mercy, etc>> Wyatt’s walk of faith was truly inspired and guided by the Lord and will continue to be very much inspiring. Thank you so much for Wyatt, he has blessed so many. He and Elder Dunlap, introduced the gospel into my family’s lives for the very first time. What a loving Heavenly Father, we all share!! I know He lives and I will follow Him! I feel that deep ache that many others are describing. Deep love and sympathy for your family. Keeping you close at heart and remembered in prayer
Dear Wayne and Lexie… our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your beautiful family at this most difficult time. May you feel the love, peace, and comfort given through the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ Who understands your pain. You raised a most valient son and he will be missed greatly. Our deepest love and prayers are with you.Steve and Rosalie Campbell
We love Elder Funk and will always remember him. We had the wonderful opportunity to have him in our home every week for several months while teaching a dear friend of ours about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He strengthened mine and my family’s testimonies and we will forever be grateful for that. Please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. The Fletcher Family
We love the Funk family and have a special tie to Wyatt who visited our home numerous times as a home teacher. He was a great example and will be missed. God bless in this difficult time.
We are so sorry to hear about your son. Words can’t express how heartbroken we are for you. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
Dear Wayne and Lexie, We are so saddened by the loss of your beloved Wyatt. The love your family has for each other is so evident. We grieve with you and hope you feel the support of many who have been blessed by your family over the years. God be with you until you meet again.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Wyatt was one who lit up a room with his presence and spirit and made us smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers that you will feel the Savior’s love and comfort. With Deepest Sympathies, Richard and Sandra Scott
Our kids think the highest of Wyatt and love him! What an awesome spirit he has. Your family is in our prayers daily! Lots of love for the Funk family!!
I am so sorry for this terrible loss. Your entire family have been in my thoughts and prayers. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.
Wyatt was one of the kindest, sweetest, goofiest people we have ever met! You could always count on him to brighten your day and make you feel good. He’d pull up next to you on his moped, smiling ear to ear, asking about your day! We love him and he’ll be so missed! We’re all so grateful for the opportunity to call him a friend and are so grateful for the plan of salvation and the reassurance that we’ll see him again.
Wayne, Lexie and family,
We are praying for your comfort and peace at this time of great loss. Words aren’t adequate so we pray that He who has borne your grief will carry you through this trial.
Lots of love,
Rich and Teresa Yetter
Wyatt was such a ray of light in our lives! We could always count on him for a laugh or to brighten our days! He was so thoughtful and kind to all those around him, and we are going to really miss him. He became such a special friend for both of us. We can’t wait for the the day where we can run up to him and give him the biggest hug.
Wayne and Lexie we love you and your whole family. We are thinking of you nonstop. So grateful for the network of support that we offer one another. You have such a beautiful family and we have heard so many wonderful things about Wyatt. You are not alone.
To the Funk family and all of Wyatt’s friends & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. It is hard to put into words how truly incredible Wyatt was to our family. We are so grateful to have known him and will forever be changed by his influence on each of us. I can’t even begin to count the number of times Leigh and I looked at each other and said how grateful we were for Wyatt’s friendship with Tag. Wyatt’s influence will live on in so many ways. We love you guys. Very Sincerely, The Stapley’s
Only good memories of Elder Funk being in our home on a few occasions in the Newport Ward near Seattle. I noticed he always had a positive demeanor. A great influence on our kids!
Sincere heartfelt condolences to the family!
Wayne & Lexie, Our hearts ache over your separation from Wyatt. We can’t imagine the pain and sadness that you are feeling. We trust that the Lord carry you and your beautiful family until the day you are reunited with Wyatt. Our prayers continue for you, your family, and Wyatt’s friends. We love you! Jeff and Jennifer
Elder Funk was a wonderful missionary in our Newport Ward. Our family was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I enjoyed many meetings with Elder Funk and enjoyed him visiting our home. I’ll never forget how enthusiastic he was and how he pushed hard for the benefit of others. We love him and the family that nurtured such a good man. May God bless you.
Our condolences to the family, I was so blessed of having the opportunity of being baptized by Elder Funk and my Mom as well, we had the opportunity to meet him on his mission he was a really good friend and missionary, we know he is in a better place and knowing one day we will see him once again.
As a Sister missionary I served with Elder Funk and he was a wonderful example of a Disciple of Christ. He motivated many of us on the mission to give our all to the Lord and His work. I can tell that he lived up to his own counsel while he taught us and made every second count. He was an amazing leader and I looked up to him.
Much love and prayers to the family, your son/brother will always be remembered for the blessing he was in our lives.
We are saddened and heart broken to hear this news of Wyatt. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. It sounds like Wyatt lived a wonderful life and blessed so many lives and accomplished great things. He will continue to bless others with his wonderful spirit. Our condolences are for your family. We love you and send our love. May you feel the peace of our Heavenly Father.
Love, Scott and Anita
I’m so saddened by this young mans passing. I never knew him but I have children the same age and ones that have served missions also. My God be with your family at this sad and hard time for all of you. The Lord has him now and he will be able to watch over all of you. God bless you all.
My heart dropped seeing this. I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family during this time of heart ache and trial.
With Love the Cooks
Thinking about you and your family. Sending love! May Wyatt be in your hearts each and every day.
My heart is broken to hear about Wyatt’s passing. I was his Communications professor at BYU and the semester just concluded a few weeks ago–I’m so shocked and saddened to hear this. Wyatt was such a good young man and he contributed much to the classroom. I am praying for Wyatt’s family and I will help keep his memory alive at BYU.
Thank you for raising a beacon of light in your son, Wyatt. We knew him as Elder Funk in Bellevue, Washington (Newport Ward)on his mission. What a great missionary! We loved his smile and happy nature. He truly shared the light of Christ with all who met him. We will be forever grateful of the friend he was to our son, AJ who went on missionary splits with him. He also stayed in touch with AJ after his mission- continuing to love and serve. A true disciple of Christ. He will always have a special place in our hearts. Our sincere gratitude & love goes out to his family.
Thank you for raising a beacon of light in your son, Wyatt. We knew him as Elder Funk in Bellevue, Washington (Newport Ward)on his mission. What a great missionary! We loved his smile and happy nature. He truly shared the light of Christ with all who met him. We will be forever grateful of the friend he was to our son, AJ who went on missionary splits with him. He also stayed in touch with AJ after his mission- continuing to love and serve. A true disciple of Christ. He will always have a special place in our hearts.
Wayne and Lexie,
Our hearts go out to you and your family. The loss of a loved one, especially a child, is hard to take. God bless you both 🙏
Wayne and Lexie, we are so sorry for your loss. What a great son you have raised. What a joy he brought to his mission in Washington, which he is continuing today in heaven. I know there is always hope through Christ, who knows and loves us and is ready to comfort us when we turn to him. We are praying for you and your family, for extra care and love thru this sad challenge. Sending you much love!
Dear Funk Family
I am so deeply sorry for your loss, for the loss of an amazing young man. We have been blessed to have your son in our home many times for dinner when he served in Lake Sawyer ward in Kent state. He was true disciple of God. He always held all of us to a higher standard. His humor, his laughter, his love for Christ, his dedication to serving his mission to its fullest was like no other we have seen.
We enjoyed associating with him.
We loved him dearly and we pray for you to have peace and assurance that his beautiful spirit continues to be a vital part of God’s plan for those who are left in sorrow and those who welcomed this valiant young soul on the other side of the veil.
We will forever remember him and keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
The Kelley family