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Carolina Funeral Home & Carolina Memorial Gardens

7113 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC

OBITUARY

Furman Spearman Jr.

June 13, 1937January 5, 2020

Furman Spearman, Jr., (82 years young) lovingly known as “Pops” and “Papa,” passed away at Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 5, 2020 after a valiantly fought battle against cancer.

Furman was born on June 13, 1937 in Ware Shoals, South Carolina the son of the late Furman and Sybil Spearman. Furman was predeceased by the love of his life, Delores Spearman, in 2011. Furman and Delores were married for fifty-five years and had seven children, who he often told people were the joy and pride of his life: Gerald (Brenda) Evatt; Glenda Richardson; Wanda (Regan) McCollum; Wayne (Cheryl) Spearman; Jean (Kevin) Hart; Sheila (Mike) Loizos; and Sharon (Kenneth) Kubischke. Furman was also blessed with thirteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren that he loved very much. Furman had two sisters and two brothers: Nell (Cleo) Day (deceased); Helen (Bob) Moser; Donald (Pat) Spearman; and Steve (Donna) Spearman.

Furman was very proud of his career as a construction superintendent where he supervised multi-million dollar projects, including power plants and oil rigs, throughout the United States. Furman loved reading, watching PBS series, and tinkering around his house. Furman especially loved Charleston and was proud to call it home where he spent many happy years fishing, shrimping, planting flowers, and landscaping. Furman was also a great neighbor and friend who was loved and respected by all who had the privilege to know him.

The family would like to thank the Charleston Hematology and Oncology Associates, who treated Furman with dignity, and who gave him hope, during his difficult treatments.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. on January 8, 2020 at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina. Funeral services and interment will immediately follow the viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of Furman Spearman, Jr. to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or The American Cancer Society. Condolences may be entered at www.carolinamemorial.com or you can visit the guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Interment Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Memories

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Dr. David Bohler

January 11, 2020

I wanted to express my condolences to Furman’s family. I last spoke to Furman a few months ago. He was a great guy and friend and will be missed. It saddens me that theworld has lost a fine person and I won’t be able to give him a call just to chat.

Purvis Lloyd

January 7, 2020

To the Spearman Family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Furman was an inspiration to me and so many others that had the good fortune of knowing and working with him. With Sympathy and Prayers.

Purvis Lloyd

Larry and Kimberley Wade

January 7, 2020

We want to send our deepest condolences to the family. He was a great man and we both will cherish the memories that we had with him. The family is in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Christy Lewis

January 6, 2020

I wanted to share this photo my husband, Mike, took of Mr Furman. He was always teaching Mike new ways to fix things in the yard or around the house. I love this picture b/c of its realism. He just meant so much to us

Jenn Spearman Dougherty

January 6, 2020

Dear Pops, I am so grateful for all the loving memories I have of you. I will forever cherish them and hold you close to my heart! Thank you for the ice cream nights Chare’ and I had with you as kids, trips to Hardee’s, letting us play with your soft hair, and the long phone calls we’ve shared on my drive home from class (in Louisiana). I will think of you every time I do a word search puzzle or color in a coloring book. I am selfishly sad that you are gone, but my heart is happy that you are no longer in pain, that you aren’t alone anymore, and that you are once again with your true love (Grandma). You were a good man, a very loved man who has touched the lives of so many people! I miss you and love you very much!! ❤️ Love, Jenn

Christy Lewis

January 6, 2020

Our family loved Mr Furman. He was the best neighbor we could of ever asked for. He became a part of our family and will always have a dear place in our hearts. My daughter Gabrielle loved to visit him and pick "umbrella" leaves in his back yard. Mr Furman gave the best advice and loved to share his life stories. I could sit and listen to him for hours. There is nothing he wouldn't do for us and we wouldn't do for him.

He will be sorely missed and truly loved. The world is a little less bright with his light extinguished.

Love,
The Lewis Family

Kenneth Kubischke

January 6, 2020

I enjoyed spending time with Furman(Dad) and listening and learning about his life experiences! Most of them were humorous! He will be missed!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY