Services for Teddy Ray Furrh of Rubottom, Okla., are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in the Rubottom Baptist Church with Rev. Ryan Eakins and Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Rubottom Cemetery under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Marietta.
The son of Raymond Furrh and Hazel Day Furrh, Ted was born July 31, 1942 at Rubottom. He passed away Monday, Dec. 17, at his residence at Rubottom at the age of 76.
A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, Ted served two years in the U.S. Army, 1967 to 1969. For his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. After being discharged from the Army he worked in the oil field and then was employed as an aircraft sheet metal fabricator for LTV-Vought Aerospace for 40 years, retiring in 2000. Ted and the former LeeAnn Mielke were married in Marietta on Sept. 11, 2003.
Ted loved living the country life, farming and raising cattle. He was a CB/ham operator. He also enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, family gatherings, visiting with his old school friends, and for the past 10 years attended his unit’s military reunions. Ted was a member of the Rubottom Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his father, Raymond Furrh; brother, Richard Furrh; and sister, Peggy Furrh Ellis.
He is survived by his wife, LeeAnn of the home; mother, Hazel Hyman of Rubottom; brother, Pat Furrh, also of Rubottom; daughter, Jennifer Sanchez and husband BB of Arlington, Texas; two sons, Joshua Meyer and wife Jamie and Eric Meyer and wife Latoya, all of Ardmore; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Serving as casket bearers are Larry Hicks, Mike Parker, Ronald Rhoades, Will Musser, James Blakley, and C.K. Kelley. Honorary bearers are Tommy Harris, Frankie Rhoades, Joshua Meyer, Eric Meyer, and Pat Furrh.
Time of visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Rubottom Baptist Church 30111 State Hwy. 32 – Wilson, OK 73463.
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