Ronald Furr

Ronald Anthony Furr Sr.

Sunday, August 11th, 1957 - Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Ronald Anthony Furr Sr. “Ron”, 61, husband of Mary Delargy Furr passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at his home in Matthews, NC surrounded by family after a long and tough battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis and Lung Cancer.

Born August 11, 1957, in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Henry Lee Furr Jr. and Lou Doris Shaw Furr.

Mr. Furr graduated from Indian Land High School and was wed to Mary Delargy Furr on July 4, 1981 at Independence Park in Charlotte, NC.

He joined the Air Force in 1981 and was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Seymour Johnson AFB, Eglin AFB, Osan Air Base and Patrick AFB. After 11 years of active Air Force duty, he went into the Air National Guard and served there for an additional 21 years. During his time in the Air National Guard, he attended and graduated from Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) with an Associate’s Degree in Electronic Engineering. He retired as a Master Sergeant after serving 30+ years.

He worked for American Dornier Machinery Corporation from 1994-2019 and most recently served as the Electronics Department Manager.

Ron had a knack for woodworking and could do about anything handy. He enjoyed being outdoors and working on his yard and home. You would frequently find him in his outdoor backyard oasis! He was always the life of the party and had many stories and could keep folks entertained for hours.

He is survived by his wife, Mary of Matthews, NC; their sons Tony Furr and his fiancée Lindsey Walsh of Greensboro, NC and Ricky Furr and his wife Marie Furr along with his granddog Ollie of Mint Hill, NC; his sisters Doris Lee Parks and her husband Ronald Parks of Albemarle, NC and Norma Furr of Albemarle, NC; as well as, several nieces, nephews, and extended members of the family.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Furr was predeceased by his grandfather Henry Lee Furr Sr. and grandmother Mae Furr, and his pets Keebie and Hans.

Family and Friends are invited to visit on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Mill Grove United Methodist Church, 7311 Mill Grove Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079. A memorial service will begin at 4:30 pm following visitation. The service will be led by Pastor Tommy Conder.

Funeral Services provided by Gaskin Funeral Services LLC.

The family would like to thank the American Dornier Family, Hospice of Union County and Dr. Fred Papali for their support.

In lieu of flowers, we have set up a donation page to honor Ron's memory instead. We will be donating funds contributed to our home church, Mill Grove United Methodist; the organization that took great care of Ron over his final few weeks, Hospice of Union County; and the celebration of life costs.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Mill Grove United Methodist Church
    7311 Mill Grove Rd.
    indian trail, NC 28079
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 4:30pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 4:30pm
    Mill Grove United Methodist Church
    7311 Mill Grove Rd.
    indian trail, NC 28079
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Sandra Steen

Posted at 04:58pm
Dear family, just found out about Ron Yesterday. So sorry you lost him so young, but glad his suffering is over. cousin Sandra Furr Steen. Dad(J.D. Furr)

Vince Hess

Posted at 01:08pm
Mary, Tony and Rick, I will always remember Fuzzy as an outstanding technician. He mentored myself and Sal Carrabba on fixing EW pods in the Air Force , but more importantly we looked up to him for his approach on life. I remember the joy on his face when the twins were born. Ron had the best s nose of humor and never took himself too seriously. My condolences to his family in your time of loss.


Posted at 11:15am
A friend, brother for lifetime. RIP Ron. Chris and Kathy Ewing
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Lisa Pippin and the Braesael Management Team

Posted at 08:42pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family
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Tim Cox

Posted at 03:43pm
We are so thankful the our paths crossed through the support group. Ron was so passionate and full of energy. He faced all of his challenges head-on and we learned so much from watching him and listening to him. We are going to miss him and the sense of positivity that he had for all of life.

May God be your Comfort and Strength in this time of loss. May you be able to picture Ron fully healed and may that bring you Peace for each day ahead.
Tim and Diane

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