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David "Chip" Furches

January 28, 1960 — July 23, 2023

Hazel, KY

 

 

Mr. David “Chip” Furches, age 63, of Hazel, Kentucky, died on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at the St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

         

Mr. Furches was born on January 28, 1960, in Apopka, Florida. He was a graduate of Murray State University with a B.S. in Agriculture and retired from Briggs and Stratton.

 

Chip was a friend to everyone he met and enjoyed many activities, like spending time by the pool, going to “numbers club” for lunch, hosting bonfires, sailing on the lake, horseback riding and dancing to live music. At home, he loved looking for the best blackberry patches, taking “woods walks” by the creek, playing his guitar and writing songs, working on a log cabin he was building for his grandchildren and was always reading a book.

         

Preceding him in death was his father, Harry Furches and a brother-in-law Bill David Wilson.

         

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Furches of Hazel, Kentucky, they married on May 31, 1986, in Murray, Kentucky; mother, Jeanette Paschall Furches of Murray, Kentucky; two daughters, Ginny Garner and husband A.J. of Paducah, Kentucky and Emma Furches and Seth Lee of Hazel, Kentucky; two sisters, Leslie Furches of Hazel, Kentucky and Leigh Furches and husband Bill Shelton of Murray, Kentucky; two brothers, Vince Furches and wife Kay of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and Clay Furches and wife Kaiti Slater of Murray, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Luka Garner and Iris Garner both of Paducah, Kentucky.

 

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the 641 Bar-N-Grill, 10960 US-641, Puryear, Tennessee 38251.

 

The family requests that expressions of sympathy go to the Arbor Day Foundation, 211 North 12th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508.

 

Online condolences can be made at, www.jhchurchill.com                     

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, July 29, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Memorial Service

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, July 30, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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