Ernest George Futrell

May 11, 1948 - May 18, 2023


Obituary For Ernest George Futrell

Ernest “George” (also known as Cotton Top) Futrell, 75, of Richlands, NC, passed away on Thursday, May 18th, 2023, at Onslow Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. An Onslow County native, George was born on May 11th, 1948, to the late Robert Clinnie and Thelma Williford Futrell.

George is survived by son George Alexander “Little Buddy” Futrell and wife Martha, sister, Marilyn Whittington and husband Bill, brother Tommy Futrell and wife Linda, beloved grandchildren, Jason A. Futrell, Amber C. Futrell, Brady Arnold, Kayla Hibbard Smith and husband Luke, and Steven Hibbard and great grandchildren, Lexi Arnold, Parker Arnold and Georgia Kate Smith, and special friend Claudia Anthony.

George is predeceased by his parents Clinnie and Thelma Futrell and daughter Georgia Jean Futrell. George served in the US Army from 1965-1969 honoring his country in Korea. After his duty with the Army, he worked for over 10 years for Jones Onslow Utilities in their line operations. He worked at Camp Lejeune for 30 years in Civil Service in many roles ending his career serving in personal effects helping families recover from the loss of their loved ones before he retired.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 21st from 5-7PM at Johnson Funeral Home of Richlands, 210 W Hargett Street. There will be a graveside service on Monday, May 22nd at 11:00am at Williford-Futrell Family Cemetery on Hwy 111/Old
Fountain Road with Pastor Jeff Netznik officiating. After the graveside service, a Celebration lunch will be provided by Union Chapel Christian Church at 147 Union Chapel Church Road, Richlands NC 28574.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital and/or to Union Chapel Christian Church of Richlands, NC.

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Johnson Funeral Home of Richlands is honored to serve George's family during this most difficult time.

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  • May 28, 2023

    I found out that a man who was near & dear to me while I served in the Marine Corps, has passed away. He worked for the government as a civilian for over 30 years & we both worked in the same area. He kept me in line as a young Marine. Thank you for all the laughs and fishing trips we went on. RIP George. Sending condolences to your family.

  • May 21, 2023

    Maryland and Bill, sorry for your loss. Praying that God will comfort you during this time.

  • May 20, 2023

    Sister I am so sorry that Mr. George has past away. He was the world to me and you to. ❤️ He made you feel special. Mr. George is going to be mist. I really did love ❤️ him with all of my heart. My prayers are with you and the family.

  • May 20, 2023

    I didn'tknowyoubut rest on ✌️ God bless you

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