William P "Buddy" FurrhSeptember 10, 1935 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 82)
Funeral services for William P. “Buddy” Furrh, 82, of Wills Point will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point. Interment will follow at White Rose Cemetery.
William Perry Furrh was born September 10, 1935, in Wills Point, TX to parents Edward Furrh and Nella Lea Sewell. Buddy was raised in the Bright Star Community where he attended grade school before he graduated from Wills Point High School. Buddy served in the United States Marine Corp before marrying Monnie Valentine at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point on September 24, 1955. He and Monnie lived in various cities around the metroplex and enjoyed their farm house in Wills Point. Buddy began working for Red Ball Trucking as a rate clerk. He also worked for ETMF, Strickland, Wilson Trucking Co., Southern Pacific Trucking, Chief and eventually retired from the transportation industry as Vice President for Big State Freight Lines. Buddy was of the Baptist Faith. He was a mason and was involved with Toys for Tots. Buddy enjoyed his farm with all the cows and loved his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Paul Edward Furrh, Donald Gene Furrh and James David Furrh.
Buddy is survived by his wife, Monnie Valentine Furrh of Wills Point, TX; sons, Terry Furrh and wife, Elizabeth, of LaRue, TX and William Perry Furrh, Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Kilgore, TX; daughters, D’Ann Nimmo and husband, John, of Wills Point, TX and Kathy Lynne Wiggins of Fort Worth, TX; sister, Wynelle Willoughby; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.