Roger D. Furr

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 9/21/2009 14:00:00

35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 9/22/2009 11:00:00

Roger D. Furr, age 62, was a life long resident of the Shiloh-Greenwhich area. He passed away at his home Friday, September 18, 2009 after a lengthy illness of A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
He was born on September 15, 1947 in Crestline, Ohio. He worked for Kaple Lumber Co. for 47 years prior to the company closing. He loved his family, enjoyed his friends and he had a great sence of humor. He enjoyed farming and being outdoors.
Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years Barbara (Greathouse) Furr; his children, Tammy (Richard) Mills of Greenwich, Melinda (Randy) Osborne of Greenwich, Jason Furr of Greenwich and Jeromy (Jaime) Furr of Shiloh; grandchildren, Meagan (Joel) Olney, Joshua Mills, Hope, Chelsea and Scott W. Thornsberry, Treij and Chris Coulter, Elizandria “Elie” and Gabriel Furr; one great-grandchild Gavin Olney and a baby boy Mills due in January 2010; and sisters, Dorothy (Furr) Beverly and Virginia (Furr) West.
A special part of Rogers Life included Brandon Evans, Hollie Nelson and Heather Hiltbrunner.
Proceded in death by his parents, John M. and Viola (Carpenter) Furr; sisters, Shirley and Karen Furr and Bonita (Furr) Greathouse; brothers, Charles, John, William (Bill) and Tom Furr.
Friends may call on the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Danny Akers officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Memorial contibutions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Cindy Fitts - Sep 23, 2009

Tammy and family–
I was so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I know that this is not an easy time for you. I have likened it to a scar, the scar is visible and hurts until it heals. Once it heals, you are aware that it is there and it reminds you of the past event, but it doesn’t hurt as much anymore.
If there is anything that I can do for your Mom (since I have already been through a loss of a husband) please let me know. I know that I live quite a distance from you but if there is anything that I can do for you or your family — let Becky know and I will try to help. Also if your Mom feels the need to talk to someone, tell her or better yet take her to grief counseling, it does help to talk to others who have been through the loss of a loved one.
God Bless you and your family. He will give you the strength to make it through this trying time.
Cindy (Becky’s sister)

Melissa Huddleston Clark - Sep 22, 2009

Dear Furr Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Roger. He was a great person! I have great memories of when I use to come over and how nice Roger was. I will be praying for your family during this difficult time.

Smith Bros. Inc. - Sep 22, 2009

Dear Furr Family-
We were all very sorry to hear about Rogers passing. We enjoyed working with him at the lumber mill. We first met him in the early 1980’s when we started hauling mulch and sawdust out of Kaple Lumber. He was the person that loaded all of our trucks. Our drivers have many fond memories of Roger. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family.

Charles & Joanne Nickles - Sep 21, 2009

Barb Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear this news. I was glad I got to see you at Bro. Lons. Hope the Lord will take you in His arms and comfort you in all the days to come. He can heal a broken heart.
heart of love Joanne

Bobbie Jo( Greathouse )Baier - Sep 21, 2009

Aunt Barb and Kids I am so sorry about Uncle Roger he was a great person and had a big heart. We all have alot of memories of him and he will be missed. He will always be in our hearts. I am lost for words because I know what your dealing with and I will be here for you if you need me I love you. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.

TRESA PATTON - Sep 21, 2009

Tammy and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It has been many years since I saw your Dad, (where does time go), but he was a very kind and wonderful person. If you need anything at all please don’t hesitate to call. Tresa

Ivy Kay Vaughn - Sep 21, 2009

Jenny and Dottie and Barb as well as the rest of the family. Though I’m not there with you in this time of sorrow, you are all in my heart and my prayers. Trust that God is with you and will get you through this hard time. I grew up with all of you and i feel like we were one family and most of my memories include all of you. Know that I love all of you and losing Rodger is like losing a brother. he will be missed by all who knew him.

Linda Williams - Sep 21, 2009

Dear Barb and family,
I am so sorry about your loss. I cried for months when my Dad died. I can only imagine how you must feel, Barb. I am praying for all of you in this hard time. I’m sorry I can’t make it to the funeral, but I will be thinking of you. May God’s love surround you and strengthen you. Sincerely, Linda Williams

Kendra (Bowers) Shupp - Sep 21, 2009

Dear Furr Family,
I read the news today about Rodger! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! There are many memories with your family! While we were growing up Melinda and Gretchen spent alot of time together! I miss seeing all of you!!! Take care and know that you are thought of during this difficult time!!!

Pete Kehres - Sep 20, 2009

I first met Roger in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s as he & my dad worked together & I was young enough to go there & play & ride with Roger in his forklift. After my high school days, I worked there also. Roger always had a positive attitude with a fun, joking side whether circumstances were positive or negative.
No matter what – he always had not only a helpful hint or knowledge to share, but 2 helpful hands when a guy needed it. If more people were like Mr. Roger Furr, this world would be a very different place. May his family and loved ones have the “peace that passes understanding”, even as he has found peace at this time.

Trudy Johnson - Sep 20, 2009

I have been a part of the Furr family for more than half my life now due to my very best friendship with Melinda. Roger has been the closest thing to a father I have ever known. My words cannot express how sad I am to see him go. But I know he is in a better place. I am truly blessed to be a part of this family and know that the love I feel for you all is returned in a deep unspoken way. Thank you Roger for loving me and excepting me into you heart and home for so many years. You will be missed greatly.

Freda Boyce (Meyer) - Sep 20, 2009

Barb, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and Dottie and Jenny at this time.May god help comfort you and walk beside you in the times ahead.

Charles Beverly - Sep 20, 2009

I will miss my uncle Roger. I am glad i got to see him again. I loved the old times we work in the old barn when i was a young boy. There is so many memories i got and will always keep with me. Love you! Barb love you to, and the kids. My Prayers are with you all,and his 2 sisters that are left Dottie (mom), and aunt Jenney!

Chelsea - Sep 20, 2009

I already miss you. You are the strongest person i know. During even the roughest times you still had a smile on your face.Ive learned so much from you and i have so many amazing memories with you.You really are my hero.See you in heaven grandpa. I love you so much.

jesse - Sep 19, 2009

i will truly Miss My Friend Roger
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family in Their time of Grief God Bless

jesse - Sep 19, 2009

i will truly Miss My Friend Roger
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family in Their time of Grief God Bless

jesse - Sep 19, 2009

i will truly Miss My Friend Roger
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family in Their time of Grief God Bless

jesse - Sep 19, 2009

i will truly Miss My Friend Roger
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the family in Their time of Grief God Bless