Willard Dewitt Furlough

20 octobre , 19455 janvier , 2020

Willard DeWitt Furlough was born on October 20, 1945 in Denver, Colorado to Clint and Marguerite Furlough. He was raised by his parents. Willard graduated from Manual High School in Denver, Colorado in 1963. Some of his fondest high school memories involved his ROTC and musical activities. Willard completed college credits at University of Colorado, Denver, and joined the U.S. Post Office early in his professional career and worked there for over 30 years in roles of increasing responsibility from carrier to post office manager at various locations and facilities across the Denver metropolitan area.

Those who knew Will knew of his kind heart and gentle spirit. He was involved in the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS) as the office manager, Sergeant at Arms and Financial Secretary. He gave his time and positive attitude to help others in need. Will was also involved in the social club, the Tophatters, and other organizations during his life. He was an avid writer of poetry, and enjoyed music, volunteering, and spending time with his family. He was a devoted father and grandfather.

On the morning of Sunday, January 5, 2020, Willard departed his life unexpectedly. He leaves to cherish his memories three daughters; Tresha Fletcher, Stephanie Furlough-Morris, Briara Furlough, six grandchildren; Sydney (25), Miles (14), Kyle (13), Eden (11), Jasai (7), and Elijah (2); his siblings, Mary Morgan, Frances Jefferson (deceased), Yvonne Summers (deceased), Leon Barnett and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends.


  • Visitation mardi, 14 janvier , 2020
  • Visitation mercredi, 15 janvier , 2020
  • Funeral Service mercredi, 15 janvier , 2020
  • Committal Service mercredi, 15 janvier , 2020
  • Repast mercredi, 15 janvier , 2020


Willard Dewitt Furlough


Demetria Dean

14 janvier , 2020

Sending condolences to your family. My prayers are with your family.
Briara, if you need anything let me know.
Demetria Dean

Warren Scott

14 janvier , 2020

Our heart felt condolences to all of the family.

Robert Smith

9 janvier , 2020

Willard, was the one of the most friendly individuals I have ever know,he always greeted you with a smile, Rest In Peace my friend.

Franklinn db Jackson, Ph.D

9 janvier , 2020

The National Association for Black Veterans, Inc.(NABVETS) and Commander Franklin db Jackson, Ph.D Convey our heart felt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of our office manager and friend Mr. Willard Dewitt Furlough.

Office Manager, Sergeant at Arms and Financial Secretary, Mr. Willard Dewitt Furlough was a dedicated and essential member of the Colorado State Command and Denver/Aurora Chapters of NABVETS for more than fifteen years.

The Members of NABVETS are deeply saddened by our great loss. We will keep Brother Will's family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Brother Willard Dewitt Furlough was committed and sacrificed his precious time for the purpose helping those returning war veterans who were unable to help themselves after defending the freedoms of our country.

The thought of sacrificing his precious time for the benefits of others, especially those you never met, is unimaginable. For these unselfishness acts of kindness, Mr. Willard Dewitt Furlough deserves the utmost respect.

Brother Will, you will be missed by your family, friends and loved ones. You touched so many lives and made a positive difference in our communities by setting positive standards.

You were the knot in the rope that kept us together. We ask God to bless and give your family strength during this difficult time.

"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."