MAYFIELD -- William T. (Bill) Futrell, 67, of Mayfield, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme.
Bill was born on November 20, 1951, in Mayfield. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 1969 and attended Murray State University, where he majored in business.
Bill served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a drill sergeant in Fort Polk, Louisiana, preparing young men for the rigors of combat in Vietnam. When he returned home, he was employed at General Tire in Mayfield and worked there for 32 years until the factory closed.
Bill had an outgoing personality, never met a stranger and made friends easily. His kind and loving heart was shown in his interactions with his family, friends and his community. Bill was always able to see the humor in almost any situation, had a ready smile and an infectious laugh. If you needed help or support, Bill was always there for you.
Bill was married for 47 years to the love of his life, Evelyne (Grisham) Futrell.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Evelyne (Grisham) Futrell; his son William M. (Matt) Futrell (Stephanie Mitcham); his daughter, Amy (Jerry) Norman and Shelley (Michael Campbell) Futrell. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Colin, Liam, Alaina and Logan; his brother Jim (Myra) Futrell; brother-in-law, Charles Grisham; nieces and nephews and a host of long-time friends.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Doris (Schedler) and James Futrell.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield. Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Donner, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, presiding. Graveside services will immediately follow at Mayfield Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Moss, Garland Moseley, Jesse Perry, Jarrod Thompson, Kenneth Cherry, Andrew Futrell, Jon Futrell and Mike Turner.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, you please donate in Bill's name to: Brain Cancer Awareness, 8550 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, Illinois, 60631; St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105; the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 616 West Broadway, Mayfield, Kentucky, 42066; or a charity of your choice.
+ Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. +