Robert G. Furrow, 102, of Curtis, Nebraska, died October 25, 2022 in Curtis, NE.
He was born September 28, 1920 in Elwood, NE; son of Verne G. Furrow and Charlotte (Stevenson) Furrow. He moved with his parents to Maywood at the age of five and spent the remainder of his life in the Maywood and Curtis areas.
He graduated from Maywood High School in 1938, attended McCook Junior College one year, and then attended a government- sponsored sheet metal school in North Platte. After that he worked for the Boeing Aircraft Corporation in Seattle, Washington, until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1942. He spent three years in the Army with the Airborne Engineers in the European Theater of Operations.
He joined the Methodist Church at an early age and enjoyed singing in the choir for over 70 years. He also sang in the Curtis Easter Pageant Choir for 50 years, and sang for many funerals.
On February 24, 1946, he married Eileen Farrar in Maywood. To this union three sons were born; Michael, Steven and Scott. Following his military service he was in partnership with his father in the grocery business in Maywood for 12 years, was manager of the Frontier County ASCS Office in Curtis for 24 years, then worked for the Maywood Insurance Agency in Maywood for two years before retiring.
Besides his church work, Bob was a charter member of the Maywood Lions Club, served on the Maywood school board, village board, community hall board, the volunteer fire department, and worked with the Boy Scouts. He was also a past member of the Masons and Elks Club in McCook. Most currently, he was a member of the Maywood American Legion, VFW, Lions Club and the Curtis United Methodist Church.
He was fond of the out-of-doors and had spent much time hunting, fishing, golfing and working in the yard. He also spent many happy years following his three sons in all sports and academic events. He and Eileen traveled extensively, and had visited all 50 states.
Survivors include three sons, Mike (Jan) Furrow of Lincoln, Steve (Cynthia) Furrow of Ashville AL, Scott (Susan) Furrow of Wellfleet, two granddaughters, three grandsons, and six great-grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Eileen, grandson Chris Furrow, and his parents.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church, Curtis, NE with Pastor Tim McCrary officiating.
Interment will be in the Maywood Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, 407 East 5th Curtis, NE. 69025, or the Arrowhead Meadows Golf Course.