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 Charles William "​Bill"​ Funk was born October 29, 1928, in Covington, Kentucky. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948. He then attended St. Mary's College & Seminary, initially studying for the Catholic priesthood before deciding his future would be in law. He graduated from the Salmon P. Chase School of Law (then in Cincinnati, Ohio) in June 1960. In July of that year, he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association to practice law in the state. ​ Charles William "​Bill"​ Funk was born October 29, 1928, in Covington, Kentucky. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948. He then attended St. Mary's College & Seminary, initially studying for the Catholic priesthood before deciding his future would be in law. He graduated from the Salmon P. Chase School of Law (then in Cincinnati, Ohio) in June 1960. In July of that year, he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association to practice law in the state. ​
  
-On June 26, 1954, Funk married Mary Lee Holmes, whose connections to [[Boone County]] and [[Florence]] go back many generations. After the death of her mother (Mary née Roberts Holmes) in 1935, she was raised at 266 Main Street in Florence by her aunt and uncle, Mentor Martin (owner of the onetime [[florence|Stringtown]] Grocery) and Sue (née [[roberts_family|Roberts]]) Martin. Her father was Jacob Holmes of Covington and later Cincinnati. Mary Lee’s maternal grandfather,​ C.C. Roberts, was [[sheriff]] of Boone County and later became ​[[county_judge|Judge]] in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, her great-uncles and great-aunt — Jameson Hawkins [[rogers_family|Rogers]],​ Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” [[rogers_family|Rogers]],​ and [[wr_rogers_obituary|W. Rupert Rogers]] — served as [[county_clerk|Boone County Clerks]] in the early decades of the 20th century.+On June 26, 1954, Funk married Mary Lee Holmes, whose connections to [[Boone County]] and [[Florence]] go back many generations. After the death of her mother (Mary née Roberts Holmes) in 1935, she was raised at 266 Main Street in Florence by her aunt and uncle, Mentor Martin (owner of the onetime [[florence|Stringtown]] Grocery) and Sue (née [[roberts_family|Roberts]]) Martin. Her father was Jacob Holmes of Covington and later Cincinnati. Mary Lee’s maternal grandfather,​ C.C. Roberts, was [[sheriff]] of Boone County and later became ​County ​Judge in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, her great-uncles and great-aunt — Jameson Hawkins [[rogers_family|Rogers]],​ Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” [[rogers_family|Rogers]],​ and [[wr_rogers_obituary|W. Rupert Rogers]] — served as [[county_clerk|Boone County Clerks]] in the early decades of the 20th century.
  
 In the early [[florence_kentucky_in_the_1960_s|1960s]],​ Charles William Funk began a law practice in [[Florence]] in his wife's former home at 226 Main Street, in partnership with Elmer Berling (d. 1967) and Giles McCarthy. Future Boone County Circuit Judge Sam Neace and Barry Werhman (based in Kenton County) were also part of this law firm.  In the early [[florence_kentucky_in_the_1960_s|1960s]],​ Charles William Funk began a law practice in [[Florence]] in his wife's former home at 226 Main Street, in partnership with Elmer Berling (d. 1967) and Giles McCarthy. Future Boone County Circuit Judge Sam Neace and Barry Werhman (based in Kenton County) were also part of this law firm. 
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