Dr. Jon Furbee
Lubbock - Dr. Jon Furbee passed away Wednesday June 2, 2021. Devoted father and loving husband, Jon was 71.
Jon was born February 1, 1950 in Moundsville, WV to Sam and Flora "Virginia" (Riebe) Furbee.
He was part of the last graduating class at Moundsville High School in 1968. He went on to get degree in Pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1973. After six years as a pharmacist, Jon decided to pursue a career in medicine as an anesthesiologist. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. He then went on to complete his internship and residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He would work there until 2005. He then moved to Lubbock, TX to run the OR at Covenant Health and later began practicing in Lubbock.
Jon was a larger than life figure. No one who met him felt anything less than love. Whatever he put his mind to, he would accomplish. Jon loved to golf, go to the movies, and enjoyed a love for food and wine. He was also an avid Ohio State fan and was known for his infectious smile and a laugh that would quickly become contagious.
Jon was preceded in death by his Father, Sam, and his Mother, Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Marcia (Overton), his daughter, Jennifer (Greg) McClure, and his son, Jordan (Erin), and their mother Mary, his brothers Sam (Sue) and Dave (MaryLou), his niece Katie (Eric) Davis and grand niece and nephew Evelyn and Oliver, his niece Kelsey, and nephews Caleb and Andrew. He is also survived by Kristen (Jason) Strefling and his grandchildren who adored him, Jonathan, Sydney, and Ava, and Ryan Carmichael, as well as his brother-in-law Dwight (Marianne) Overton and mother-in-law Emmie "MeeMaw" Overton.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 4, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Lakeridge Chapel and Memorial Designers, 6025 82nd Street, Lubbock. A funeral service will be held at the same location Saturday June 5, 2021 at 3 PM.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Lubbock for their wonderful care and support during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to them at 3702 21st Street, Lubbock, TX 79410.
Published by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Jun. 3 to Jun. 5, 2021.