William P. Furrh

William P. Furrh


Funeral services for William P. “Buddy” Furrh, 82, of Wills Point, were held Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 10, 1935, in Wills Point to Edward Furrh and Nella Lea Sewell. He was raised in the Bright Star Community where he attended grade school before he graduated from Wills Point High School. He served in the Marine Corp before marrying Monnie Valentine at the First Baptist Church in Wills Point Sept. 24, 1955. The Furrhs lived in various cities around the metroplex and enjoyed their farm house in Wills Point.

He 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. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a Mason and was involved with Toys for Tots. He 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.

He is survived by his wife, Monnie Valentine Furrh of Wills Point; sons, Terry Furrh and wife, Elizabeth of LaRue, and William Perry Furrh Jr. and wife, Kathy of Kilgore; daughters, D’Ann Nimmo and husband, John of Wills Point, and Kathy Lynne Wiggins of Fort Worth; sister, Wynelle Willoughby; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.