Rodney Furr

Rodney Parham Furr

Monday, October 13th, 1947 - Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Rodney “Rod” Furr, 71, of Salem, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Clarence and Lula Mae Davis Furr, and William Alexander and Ira May Henderson Parham. In addition, he was also preceded in death by his parents, John Richard and Kathleen Carolyn Parham Furr.

Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his wife, Dianne Richardson Furr; children, Jeffrey Todd Furr (Kathy) and Cydney Furr Bennett (Aaron); brother, Richard Michael Furr (Lana); grandchildren, Paul M. Furr, Matthew R. Furr, Sarah E. Furr, Anders E. Bennett, Isaac C. Bennett, and Clara E. Bennett; as well as a special brother-in-law, Larry Richardson.

A memorial service to honor Rod’s life will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Salem.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund at 125 West Main Street in Salem, Va. 24153. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting
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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 11:00am
    First United Methodist Church
    125 West Main Street
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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    Rev. Dr. Michael Houff


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Vickie Vaughan Ballance

Posted at 10:00pm
The Furr's were our next door neighbors on Glenmore Drive when I was in Salem. Rodney and I played summer games in each other's backyard growing up.
He was a good friend and good guy.
My condolences to his lovely family.

Brenda Barnette

Posted at 12:31am
Deepest condolences for you Diane. Haven't seen you for years even though we grew up across the street from each other. I remember you and Rod as such a striking youg couple. Thinking of you. -Brenda Barnette

Jerry Blake

Posted at 10:33am
We were saddened to learn of Rod's passing this week. We have worked with Rod at Feeding America for several years. He was one of the most dedicated, hard-working volunteers we ever met. In addition, he was a kind, caring, considerate person and one of the finest we have known. Feeding America will certainly feel his loss, as will those of us who looked forward to talking with him each week. He was a good man. Our prayers go out to his family.
Jerry and Claire Blake

Diane Ferguson

Posted at 11:21am
We are so sorry to hear of Rod's passing. We worked with Rod at Feeding America for many years. He was such a wonderful and kind person, and a very hard worker. Enjoyed discussing VT sports with him. He will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Furr family.
Jerry and Diane Ferguson

Susan Agner

Posted at 10:05am
So sorry to read about Rodney's passing. We were students together at Andrew Lewis, and I always thought that Rodney was a really great person. My condolences to the entire Furr family.

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