Mr. Donald Bryant Futrell of Raeford passed away peacefully in his home on June 9, 2020, at the age of 78.
Donald was born on April 18, 1942, to the late Laudie and Vera Kennedy Futrell. He enjoyed many hobbies in his lifetime, such as fishing, drag racing, and even joking with his friends, family, and anyone he met. He will always be remembered as a jack of all trades. Donald was a hard worker and worked many jobs over his lifetime, including textiles and poultry farming; he was also a great salesman. Donald was a fantastic car salesman and is remembered as “The Pots and Pan Man” where he owned his own business and did home demonstrations. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Futrell, grandchildren, Shane and Shelvia, his siblings, Cleo, Margaret and Sudie.
He leaves behind his children, Glenn Futrell and his wife, Rose Mary of Raeford, Gregory Futrell and his wife, Joy of Tar Heel, Sherry Cummings and her husband, Walter of Raeford, Lisa Locklear and her husband, Burke of Raeford, Carolyn Clark and her husband, Patrick of Asheboro, Kevin Futrell, and his wife, Chrystal of Raeford; his 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; his brother Arnold and his wife, Shirley of Easley, SC; his sister, Ludie Hill of Kinston.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, June 14, 2020, at Crumpler Funeral Home in Raeford. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. A graveside service will be held following the service in the Maxwell Cemetery, Albertson, NC.
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