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 Nov. 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 his daughter, 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 host of long-time friends.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents Doris (Schedler) and James Futrell.
Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. today, Friday, May 17 at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday 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 at 8550 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631; St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; St. Vincent De Paul Society, 616 West Broadway, Mayfield, KY 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. +