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Ronald Wayne Furber

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Ronald “Ron” Wayne Furber passed away on March 26, 2021 at the age of 78 inside his home in Henderson, Nevada. His battle with cancer showed his strength and determination. He did not give up but unfortunately this was a fight he could not win. Despite his loss in the battle with cancer, he remains a hero to so many. He touched many lives and never met a stranger. He is survived by his brother, James Furber, two sons, Brian (Lindsay) and David (Heather), one granddaughter, six grandsons, one great granddaughter, niece, two nephews, and a whole lot of friends he considered family. He was a great father and grandpa, not only to his own kids and grandkids, but also to all of their close friends too.

He was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma to Ellsworth and Jeffy Furber and grew up in Johnson City Texas for much of his childhood. He was a graduate of JCHS Class of 1961. He was a proud Aggie from Texas A&M University Class of 1965 where he studied industrial engineering and was Commanding Officer of Squadron 12 and a member of the elite Ross Volunteers. After college he was recruited by TIMET in Henderson, NV and moved to Henderson in 1965. He worked for TIMET until he retired at age 55. He then went to work for his brother at Southwest Power as an outside salesman in and around southern Nevada.

Ron enjoyed camping, fishing, shooting, and exploring the outdoors, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends “swapping lies” as he called it. He was a kind and generous person and helped many family and friends when in need. Many knew him by the name “Ol Furb”, but “Ol Reliable” would have been just as good, because to so many, that’s a big part of who he was. You could always count on him to be there and help when you needed it. He’s gone but will never be forgotten. You will be missed Ron! Rest In Peace RBGF!

There will be a celebration of life event at his home in Henderson on April 10, 2021, at 504 Summit Dr., from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

A graveside ceremony will be held at Miller Creek Cemetery in Johnson City, TX at 3:00 pm on April 24, 2021.

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stephanie mcnair

21 avril , 2021

stephanie mcnair

21 avril , 2021


I have had the privilege to know Furb thru my dad Ben McNair since the beginning of time... I can remember the fishing campouts with Gary & Caroline by Lake Mead, the Alaskan camper treks into Northern NV and further north from when I was in grade school...

November 2017 I had the privilege to join dad & Furb in the Jarbidge NV deer camp. I traveled from CA via Hwy 50 & met up with them in Ely in an old 1989 Jeep truck.

Somewhere between Wells & Jackpot the old Jeep alternator went out & I rolled to a stop on the two lane highway....

Dad & Furb got out & quickly came to the conclusion that Furb would unhook his Jeep that he was towing & hook up the old Jeep truck. I then drove his jeep into camp while dad drove on to Twin Falls, picked up the alternator & next day installed it in camp. No easy feat with serpentine belts going every which way.

I took a photo after they finished sitting in their camp chairs, neck rolls behind their heads, each with a Heineken in hand commending themselves on their efforts!

That same year we drove up higher & encountered a camp with snow. We were out of ice & I kept hounding Furb to still make us his signature margaritas as he would squeeze /muddle fresh limes & measure just the right ingredients into the best margarita I've ever had. Finally I showed up with several big-gulp cups of snow to further convince him to make the margaritas & voila -the Snowgarita was born! Hence the fabulous photo of Furb by the campfire with a Snowgaritas in each hand.

We rambled for miles starting well before daybreak each day amongst the Aspens in full color, the Spruce and vistas that went on forever. We spotted much big game within range, but they were no longer hunters, even though they still put in for tags every year. They were happy they could still be out there & to ramble over that next ridge...

These are some of the fondest memories I have of my dad, Furb and friends.

Giant hugs
stephanie

VAL KELLY

9 avril , 2021

My heart goes out to Brian and David and their families at their loss. Ron was a delight to know, and the years he was scoutmaster were just the best! I'm so glad my boys, David and Pete, were able to spend time with him then and kept in touch all these years.
I'm going to miss his emails and phone calls

Greg & Nancy Gines

6 avril , 2021

Ron Furber was a very special friend and we are heartbroken with his passing. Over the years, he and Greg shared many great adventures—a couple of road trips to Texas, regular trips to Mario’s for catfish, fishing at Lake Mead, making jerky, or just shooting the breeze. We will always treasure his wit, his Texas charm, love of family and friends and zest for life. Our deepest sympathies go out to Ron’s family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Ron.

Greg & Nancy Gines

Butch Smith

4 avril , 2021

Ron was a great Aggie classmate and friend, he will be missed.

Butch and Linda Smith

Terry Lester

1 avril , 2021

My condolences to all of Ron's dear loved ones and family. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Ron had a remarkable sense of humor and anyone who experienced it would never forget his stories, jokes and puns. I always admired his love of the wild places in nature and how he sought them out in some of the most remote and beautiful places in American and his many travels around the world. His love for his dogs and his tender nature towards wild animals was heart warming and spoke a lot about the gentle soul he had. The Australian Aborigines believe that the only thing we leave on this earth when we travel to the spirit land is our stories and Ron has left so many great ones for so many. Good travels to you my friend......good travels......

Pam Parris

1 avril , 2021

Words cannot express the sadness and emptiness I am feeling over losing the man who has been so much a part of my life for the past 19 years. I will love and miss him always. My deepest condolences go to his sons and their families and to all who knew and loved him. There will never be another Ron. All my love, Pam.

John Stevenson

1 avril , 2021

I grew up with Ron in Johnson City and have many great memories of those times. I will miss his good will and sense of humor. I know he has left behind a great family and many dear friends. I will miss his phone calls and emails. A lose for all of us.

NANCY MOORE

1 avril , 2021

My condolences to Ron's family. He really was a very special person. He always had a smile and a great story to tell. He loved our TIMET Retiree luncheons and I don't think he ever missed one. He was among a very special group of retirees. We love him and will miss him.
With love, Nancy Moore, Retired TIMET Human Resources Supv.

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