Keith W Furgason
August 24, 1925 – September 19, 2019
Keith W Furgason born August 24, 1925 to Ray W Furgason and Nellie (Whaley) Furgason in Topeka Kansas went home to be with Jesus the morning of September 19th. In 1927 they moved to Haileyville Ok where Ray started working for the railroad, they later moved to Shawnee where they were buying a home when then the depression hit and Ray lost his job, and the family moved back to Kansas and then to Iowa taking jobs where Ray could. Keith got his first job selling magazines at the age of 7, then he sold news papers all while going to school. In his high school years he lettered in football keeping his grades up just good enough so he could play. Later the war broke out and he tried to enlist, but they wouldn't take him due to being deaf in one ear. When the draft started they changed their mind and were glad to have him. He fought in the South Pacific, New Guinea, Dutch New Guinea/Halanddia, and then into Japan where he served the remainder of his time. Keith always said that if he had to do it again he gladly would. He was proud to serve his country and VERY proud to be an American. Later when Korea conflict came about they called up the active reserves and Keith went to serve there. But then the damage that WWII had done to his feet he was finished. He later got a job working for the Railroad where he worked 43 years for many different lines including the KATY, Rock Island, the M.O.P and Retired from the Union Pacific. In July 1944 Keith married June Votah and had 2 children Saundra, Russell. Keith worked hard all his life taking care of his family. He loved his family and enjoyed having them around. Keith enjoyed serving his Lord and Savior and he Lived Isiah 58:7. Later he married 3 more times. he married Ginger (Lavona) Fite and was married for 17 years, then he married Lois Fincher and was married for 10 years. He then married his current wife of 27 years Sharon Bushell on November 18, 1991. Keith was proceded in death by his father Ray Furgason, mother Nellie Furgason, 3 sisters LaVone (Bonnie) Humphry, Eileen Simpson, Dema Firillo and daughter Saundra Duncan. He survived by Wife of the home Sharon Furgason, 1 son Russell and wife Gay Furgason of Stroud Ok 5 daughters Brandy and husband Mike Lohman of Dale Ok, Chantillee Jacobs of Shawnee Ok, Rennee and husband LE Buoy of Meeker Ok, Barbara Harvey and Buddy of OKC, Carol Cunningham of Shawnee Ok. 13 Grand Children Michelle and Anthony Elliott, Russell and Tori Furgason, Kelsey and Jordan Crawley, Craig Duncan and Sharon, Tommy (Bo) Duncan, Melissa Martin, Travis Harvey, Shelly Flowers, Christopher Lohman, Madison Lohman, Billy Buoy, Luke Buoy, Ryder Buoy, 15 Great Grandchildren, and 5 Great Great Grand children and many nieces and nephews.
- Visitation Monday, September 23, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Keith W Furgason
September 22, 2019
I only met him once, but he was such a gentle soul...may he rest in peace..