Rushford --- William W. Furniss of 9465 E. Centerville Road died Saturday, August 10, 2019 in his home. He was born on March 19, 1929 in Farmersville, a son of the late Edmund and Hazel Kellogg Furniss. On June 21, 1952 in Franklinville he married Esther Hope who predeceased him on October 4, 2018.
Bill was a veteran of the United States Army, Specialist First Class, serving from July of 1954 to July of 1956 as a mechanic fixing jeeps and tanks.
He was a lifelong farmer and a former milk hauler with his brother, Philo, for Scott Brothers which Philo purchased during Bill’s tenure with the company. He raised registered Holsteins and was a member of the Holstein Association, the Dairy Farmers of America and for 17 years he was on the Rushford Central School Board.
Surviving are his children, William David Furniss, Diana Furniss, Rebecca (Greg) Cole. Lynda (Randie) Sears, Lorie (Daniel) Tullar, Tammy (Robert) Holmes all of Rushford, 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, a brother, Philo Furniss of Caneadea and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his loving wife of 66 years and parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Floy Meacham on October 22, 2014.
Family and friends may gather from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Rushford Baptist Church. Art McElheny will officiate. Burial will be in Podonque Cemetery, Rushford.
Memorials if desired to: Rushford Baptist Church, PO Box 26, Rushford, NY 14777 or Rushford Free Library, PO Box 8, Rushford, NY 14777
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