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.
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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.