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Who was Terry Funk’s wife and did he have any children?

WWE Hall of Famer and hardcore legend Terry Funk has died on August 23, 2023, at the age of 79.

As many mourn the death of the legendary wrestler, fans want to know more about Terry’s personal life.

Terry Funk

Who was Terry Funk?

Terrence Funk was an American professional wrestler. He was known for the longevity of his career – which spanned more than 50 years and included multiple short-lived retirements – and the influential hardcore wrestling style he pioneered in the latter part of his career. He is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

Over the course of his career, Funk has wrestled for numerous major promotions, among them All Japan Pro Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, the International Wrestling Association of Japan, Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling, the United States Wrestling Association, World Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation and multiple National Wrestling Alliance territories including Big Time Wrestling, Championship Wrestling from Florida, Georgia Championship Wrestling and Stampede Wrestling. He was the promoter of the Amarillo-based Western States Sports promotion.

Championships held by Funk include the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, NWA World Heavyweight Championship, USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship, WWF World Tag Team Championship, and ECW World Television Championship. He headlined ECW’s premier annual pay-per-view event, November to Remember, three times. Funk has been inducted into multiple halls of fame, among them WWE, WCW, NWA, and Hardcore.

Terry Funk

Early life

Terrence Funk was born on June 30, 1944, in Hammond, Indiana. He is the son of Dorothy (Culver) and Dory Funk, a professional wrestler and promoter.

Following the end of World War II, the family relocated to Amarillo, Texas, where Terry and his brother, known professionally as Dory Jr., grew up in the professional wrestling business.

After graduating from high school, Funk attended West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University), where he competed in amateur wrestling and football.

On August 23, 2023, wrestler Mick Foley broke the news on the wrestler’s death.

Mick Foley posted on social media: “Terry Funk is gone. I just talked to Terry’s daughter, Brandee, who gave me the awful news.

“He was my mentor, my idol, one of my closest friends. He was the greatest wrestler I ever saw.

“If you get the chance, look up a Terry Funk match or a Terry Funk promo, and give thanks that this incredible man gave so much, for so long, to so many. There will never be another like him.

“May God bless Terry, his friends, family and all who loved him. RIP my dear friend – it was an honor to know you. #RIPTerryFunk.”

Terry’s cause of death has not been made public.

Terry Funk

Terry Funk wife

Terry Funk married his longtime wife, Vicki Ann on August 14, 1965, at the start of his wrestling career.

The two were going strong before Vicki Ann sadly passed on March 29, 2019.

WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase broke the news in a statement reading: “My heart is broken and goes out to my good friend and mentor, Terry Funk. Terry’s wife, Vicki, passed away yesterday evening.”

“Terry Funk and Vicki were like second parents to me. There aren’t words to express how much they both have meant to me. RIP Vicki.”

Terry Funk children

Throughout Terry and Vicki’s long marriage, the pair welcomed two daughters together.

Both Stacy and Brandee attended their father’s alma mater but chose different careers.

Stacy was born in 1967 and works as an air hostess for Southwest Airlines.

Brandee was born in September 1971 and is a registered nurse living in Phoenix.

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