Furrell Prince, 81, of Ellington, Mo., departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, with family at his side.
Furrell was born July 11, 1938, in Grubbs, Ark. He is the son of the late James Benton Prince and Allie (Moore) Prince.
Furrell was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James Benton Prince Jr. and Jackie D. Prince, and one sister, Phyllis Craft.
Furrell is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Prichard and husband Alfred of Steel, Missouri, and Patti Prince of Fulton, Missouri, one son, Furrell “Wade” Prince Jr. and wife Shawna of Ellington, Missouri, three grandsons, two granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren, one brother, Rick Prince of Texas, and one sister, Hedy Ruth Abell of Arizona.
As a child and young man, Furrell was an avid baseball player. He won Arkansas State Championship in Little League and as a young man was invited to try out for the St. Louis Cardinals. He never lost his love of the Ball Diamond. Coaching his women’s softball team to a State Championship, watching his grandsons and granddaughters play ball. He also loved coaching any young player that would listen and rooting for his beloved Cardinals.
Career wise, Furrell was a farmer and manager of Jason Shoe Co. and then went on to own his own Bulk Oil Business that he ran until his retirement. He always believed having a good job and working hard was very important.
He loved yardwork and gardening. He also loved making his rounds to the coffee shops and visiting with friends. Most of all he loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Especially Garrett who was also his best friend and partner in crime. They spent their pastime frying fish and watching ballgames.
Furrell will be missed by a host of family and friends.
Visitation was Friday, Sept. 13, at McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Whole Kids Outreach was requested.
Arrangements were by McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellington, Mo.