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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