Charles Walter Furrows, 84, of Idaho Falls, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at his home. He was under the care of Teton Home Health and Hospice.
He was born May 25, 1929, in Westfield, Mass., to Albert Walter Furrows and Louisa Mildaise Potter Furrows. He was raised and attended schools in Feeding Hills and Agawam, Mass.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
On June 10, 1953, he married Kathryn Day in Jersey City, N.J.; they later divorced.
Charles worked for Ford Motor Co.; he owned and operated a service station, Allendale Chevron in Allendale, N.J.; and worked as a plumber for Spaulding Plumbing. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Allendale Fire Department, and also worked at Delray Community Hospital in Florida. He moved to Roberts in 2000 to be closer to his family, and later on to Idaho Falls.
Charles enjoyed deep-sea fishing, sports and socializing and singing karaoke. He also loved doing puzzles, reading and telling jokes.
He is survived by his son, Keith (Lori) Furrows of Biloxi, Miss.; grandchildren, Christopher (Jacqlyn) Furrows and Charles Furrows, both of Idaho Falls; and great-grandchildren, Alexander Furrows and Cora Howell, also of Idaho Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Raymond Holden Furrows and Albert Furrows.
The family extends their appreciation to Lana, Britney, Jessica and Rosie at Teton Home Health and Hospice, and Amy at Helping Hands, for their services.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.