Furr obit.tif

Harry William Furr IV, 73, of Harpers Ferry, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at his residence while surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Prince George’s County, Maryland on June 6, 1947 and was the son of the late Harry William Furr III and Jean (Storey) Furr.

He was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from St. Leo College and earned a Master’s Degree in education from Old Dominion University.

He was of Greek Orthodox faith.

Harry was a proud United States Marine and served his country during Vietnam and the Gulf War.

Harry spent twenty years in the United States Marines and retired as Master Sergeant and for the next twenty-five years, he was employed by the United States government. He worked as a civil servant for multiple departments.

He was a member of several organizations: The Free Mason Fraternity, The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Loyal Order of the Moose 948.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

There is nothing Harry loved more than spending time with his family.

He is survived by loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Fatima (DaSilva) Furr. His wonderful children: Susie Toothman of Chesapeake,VA, Raymond Holstein and wife Bridget of Florida, Brenda Holstein and husband Glenn Blandford of Fredericksburg, VA, Regina White and husband Shane of Charles Town and Kenneth Bolt of Boonsboro, MD. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, niece, Mary Jean Furr of Springfield, VA and his brother, John K. Furr and wife Fran of Tappahannock, VA.

He was prececed in death by his son-in-law Michael Toothman, grandson Matthew Toothman and his sister, Sandra Furr.

Funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at The Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home at 12:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 6 to 8pm. The interment will be scheduled at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G Street, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Those who are attending must wear a face covering and observe social distancing to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

Please view his obituary at www.mtstrider.com and sign his online guest registry.

Arrangements by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.