Ronald Lee Furlow, 85, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 4:14 p.m. at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Born March 5, 1937 in Christopher, IL., to Earl Monroe and Neva Pauline (Mitchell) Furlow.
Mr. Furlow worked as a Coal Miner and worked locally for Consolidated Coal Co. at the Coffeen, IL mine, and for Eagle Zinc Co. in Hillsboro until his retirement. Mr. Furlow served in the U.S. Navy during peacetime. His first marriage was to the former Janice Marie Kirk and they later divorced. He then married the former Florence Jane (Stockamp) Douglas on September 26, 1981. She passed away on February 13, 2018.
Mr. Furlow was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro and Litchfield Moose Lodge #1634. He enjoyed golfing, reading and spending time with his family.
Mr. Furlow is survived by:
3 sons; Michael (Tina) Furlow of Jacksonville, IL., Lance (Lisa) Furlow of Irving, IL., and Sean Furlow of Nokomis, IL. And 1 daughter, Debra Ann King of Hillsboro, IL
2 step daughters; Debra Sue (Richard) West of Irving, IL., and Carol L. (Mike) Beiermann of Riverton, IL
1 brother; Robert (Sue) Furlow of Christopher, IL., 2 sisters; Pauline (Don) Scott and Wilma Jean Macari both of Christopher, IL
5 grandchildren; Kaylee and Cody Furlow, Matthew (Brooke) Furlow, Christopher Furlow and Danielle Elmore. 4 step grandchildren; Amy Mesnard, Sara Batty, Jeremy Beiermann and Angela (Chris) Rogers.
3 Great Grandchildren; Skye Cole, Hayden and Kirkland Elmore. 6 step grandchildren; Zachary and Sophie Mesnard, Alayna (Aaron) Hutchison, Avery Batty, Jasper Beiermann and Claire Jane Rogers.
In addition to his wife Florence, Mr. Furlow is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Eugene Furlow.
Funeral Services for Mr. Furlow will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00 Noon at the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro. The Rev. Mike Plummer will officiate, Burial with Military honors will be in the Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The family asks that memorials be directed to Calvary Baptist Church. The Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.