A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at A Neighborhood Church, 6700 Denton Highway, in Watauga. Visitation is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the church.
Pastor Joseph Canfield will officiate.
Furman was born Oct. 22, 1941, to Roy and Nevie (Crider) Cox in Fort Worth. He married Rebecca Cardwell April 9, 1976, in Fort Worth. He retired from TU Electric in Fort Worth and then worked as a sales representative for Wise Electric.
He was an avid sportsman, hunting and fishing as often as possible. He rode and trained horses all his life and enjoyed team roping, penning and sorting in his younger days. He always had a good dog by his side whether outdoors or sitting by the fireplace.
He was also a sports fan, rooting on TCU, UT, the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. Furman was always up for a game of dominoes, Wahoo, horseshoes or washers, if anyone dared to play him.
In high school, he played tightend for the Lake Worth Bullfrogs and was voted Ranch Foreman. He later played softball, golf and bowled. He was a member of Cowboys for Christ, and a past-member of Saginaw Kiwanis and Optimist clubs, but his passion was for his family.
Furman was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Cox of Boyd; his children, Melissa Massey and husband, Van, of Weatherford, Darren Cox and wife, Gina, of Saginaw, Wendy Holloway and husband, Lynton, of Fort Worth, Coy Cox and wife, Sarah, of Fort Worth; his grandchildren, Jordan, Keith, Jacob, Jared, Hunter and Trace; his brother, James E. Cox of Granbury; his sister, Naomi Flory of Keller; other family members and friends.