OBITUARY

Phillip Talmadge Futrell

January 7, 1947July 23, 2020

Phillip Talmadge Futrell, aged 73, of Conroe, Texas, passed away in his home with his wife and family by his side, on July 23, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Phil was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 7, 1947. Phil was predeceased by his parents, Fitzhugh and Kathryn Futrell. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Futrell; sister, Delia Steeves; children, Dorothy Bergmeier and husband Jason; Donna Crawford and husband James; Donald Futrell and wife Torey; Donavan Futrell; Douglas Futrell and wife Diane; and Pat Shewmake and husband Rodney; along with 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; and several beloved brothers-and sisters-in law, nieces and nephews. Phil was a larger than life man with a great sense of humor and big dreams. A talented musician, Phil was offered the opportunity to play for the famed U.S. Navy Band upon his graduation from high school. Phil turned down this offer in favor of joining the U.S. Air Force. While serving in England, Phil met his future wife, Pat, and married her in 1969. They celebrated 50 golden years together. Phil loved to travel, and spent much of his time on the road due to work, but always found time to sight-see and explore at each new location. Although he enjoyed traveling, Phil was always happy to return home to spend time with his loving wife and extensive network of family and friends. In addition to music, Phil loved fishing, playing pool, and bowling; he was a proud recipient of a perfect 300 game ring. One of his favorite pastimes was sitting around the table playing games with his family. What stood out the most about Phil, was that he loved his family and he loved his wife. There was no one more important than Patricia, the love of his life.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. The funeral service will be on Thursday, July 30, 2020, beginning at 2:00pm, at Cashner Funeral Home, the graveside service will be immediately following in Garden Park Cemetery. For those of you who can not attend the service will be live stream on Cashner Funeral Home Facebook page. Phil was very proud of his law enforcement family and asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation in his name be made to the 100 Club Survivor’s Fund. Phil will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts of the dynasty he created, until the day we meet again in our heavenly home.

  • FAMILY

  • Particia Futrell, Loving Wife
  • Delia Steeves, Sister
  • Dorothy Bergmeier and husband Jason, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Donna Crawford and husband James, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Donald Futrell and wife Torey, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Donavan Futrell, Son
  • Douglas Futrell and wife Diane, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Pat Shewmake and husband Rodney, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Fitzhugh and Katryn Futrell, Parents (deceased)
  • Seventeen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; several beloved brothers-and sisters-in law, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Donald Furtell
  • Donavan Futrell
  • Jason Bergmeier
  • James Crawford
  • Brian Diggle
  • John Auman

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

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Douglas Talmadge Futrell

July 30, 2020

Goodbye

Rodney Sauceda

July 27, 2020

Phil you were a true Friend in the good times and bad! I can only imagine that your in better place, no butts about it!
Fly high my friend you will be missed but never forgotten!

Pam Kile

July 25, 2020

Pat Shewmake, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I’m so glad you were able to find your dad and able to talk to him. I still remember you being scared to reach out, but man, I’m so glad you did. I know it wasn’t enough time, but you’ll see him again ! Your dad may not be here on this earth, but he’ll be in your heart and just look at all the family members you added to your life because of you taking that step and reaching out! Love you and let me know if I can do anything for you.

Brianna Brooks

July 25, 2020

My grandad was an amazing man, ill never forget all the laughter and the times we shared. He was the best grandfather any girl could ask for. He could turn any situation into a comedy and I will never forget his laugh. Ill miss you. I love you.

David Thurman

July 25, 2020

My favorite memory of Phil was a trip we took to a bowling tournament in Lafayette, LA. in the 90’s. We didn’t do so well, but it really didn’t matter as he was easily the most popular bowler there with his quick wit, and his easy going nature. There are so many good memories I have of this wonderful man and his family. His smile told you 2 things about him.. that he understood what you were saying, and the twinkle in his eyes let you know that everything would be ok. A fantastic man with a fantastic family.
RIP Phil, I know you are bowling with the greats up there now.

Dru Follett

July 24, 2020

My husband Doug and I met the Futrells 33 years ago at "a bowling alley". We became friends and had many good times bowling, playing poker, and sharing Christmas goodies. He will be greatly missed but he leaves his smile along with his memories in his children and many grandchildren.

With Love and Respect
Doug and Dru

Patricia Shewmake

July 24, 2020

The 1st time we talked, I knew I had found the missing part of my family. Our time wasn't near long enough but it was perfect. You gave me another mum and grandmother for my kids. i found my siblings because of you. Not to replace what I had but to enhance it. There are not enough words. Much love and respect. Pat Shewmake and family.

Patricia Phinney-Macauley

July 24, 2020

Shocked because I loved Phil so much. He was part of our family for 48 years.. A year ago I lost my mom Pat Phinney to cancer and Phil came to see her one last time..now less than a year later a man I referred to as my uncle Phil because he was like an uncle to me.. During one of our conversations I told him you cant go you promised mom to look after me. Can you imagine me down here unsupervised? He busted out in laughter and said no I cant! He had such a great laugh. I will keep you in my prayers. Prayers to his family. He always spoke about his family with such pride.

Carol Riley-McVay

July 24, 2020

I worked with Phil for a few years . His warmth and humor will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your family's loss. RIP dear friend.

Laura Lowne

July 24, 2020

He was the best uncle I could of asked for. For the few times I met him he was great and I will miss him dearly. And my thoughts and prayers are with the rest of my family and my aunt pat. I'm so sorry for your loss.

FROM THE FAMILY