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T. Richard Furman

T. Richard "Dick" Furman, 82, of Waynesville, passed away 2:45 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2017) at St. Clara's Manor, Lincoln.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville. The Rev. Bill Ramsdale will officiate.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Thomas Richard Furman was born Jan. 10, 1935, in Lincoln, a son of Thomas T. and Edythe Fletcher Furman. He married Shirley Jean Correll on April 11, 1954, in Waynesville. She survives.

Dick is also survived by their children, Linda (Dale) Lee, Mike (Janine) Furman and Randy (Jamie) Furman, all of Waynesville, and Kimberly (Mark) Schmidgall, Mackinaw; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Al (Kay) Furman, Lincoln, and Steve (Jackie) Furman, Luray, Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill and Don Furman.

Dick graduated as valedictorian of his class from Waynesville High School. He was engaged in farming in the Waynesville area until 1964. He, along with his brother Al, owned and operated Furman Brothers Service in Waynesville through 1975. His hobbies included truck gardening and willow craft. He was also an avid bass fisherman.

Memorials may be made to Waynesville Fire Department.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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