Funk, Dory

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Funk, Dory Gender: M
Dorrance Wilhelm Funk
born on 4 May 1919 at 07:20 (= 07:20 AM )
Place Hammond, Indiana, 41n35, 87w30
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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Dory Funk


American professional wrestler who fought primarily in the Texas territories and the Central States territories, mainly as a junior heavyweight, against Iron Mike DiBiase, Mike Clancy, Danny Hodge and Verne Gagne.

After retirement he began promoting Western States Sports with Doc Sarpolis in Amarillo, Texas, where he led a thriving wrestling scene which produced many stars, including his sons Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk, as well as Stan Hansen, Harley Race, Gene Kiniski, Tully Blanchard, Ted DiBiase, Tito Santana, Bruiser Brody, Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu.

Funk died on 3 June 1973, aged 54, of a heart attack while demonstrating a wrestling hold at his home to a visitor.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Gagne, Verne (born 26 February 1926)
  • parent->child relationship with Funk, Terry (born 30 June 1944)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 5 ft 11 in/ 180 cm)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (230 lb/ 104 kg)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Fatal)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
  • Vocation : Sports : Wrestling (Junior heavyweight)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Promoter/ Agent
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession