Greer Martin Futrell, Sr.

July 2, 1946 - January 20, 2023

07/02/1946 - 01/20/2023

Past Services

Visitation
Wednesday January 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Cemetery
Thursday January 26, 2023
Meherrin Baptst Church Cemetery
519 Meherrin Avenue
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Directions
Funeral Service
Thursday January 26, 2023
1:00 pm
Woodland Baptist Church
116 W Main St
Woodland, NC 27897
Directions

MURFRESBORO, NC – Greer Martin Futrell, Sr., age 76, died Friday, January 20, 2023, at ECU Health-Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

Mr. Futrell was born on July 2, 1946, a son of the late Herbert Edward and Sallie Martin Burgess Futrell in Hertford County, NC. Greer worked as a delivery driver for Flowers Baking Company and a security guard for the NC Department of Corrections for 20 years. Greer was an outdoorsman and in his younger years enjoyed coon hunting and rabbit hunting with his Beagles. He loved working in his yard and garden and was well known for his collards and sweet potatoes, furnishing them for friends and family and selling them to many. Greer never saw a stranger, was a friend to all he met, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Gregory Millard Futrell; a brother, David M. Futrell and sister-in-law Brenda Bridgers Futrell; and brother-in-law, Charles Ray Woodard.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Sheriel Martin Futrell, two sons, Travis Lee Futrell and special friend, Courtney, and Greer Martin “Marty” Futrell Jr. and wife, Angela both of Murfreesboro, NC; two step sons, Keith Vaughan and wife, Elaine and David Vaughan and wife, April both of Murfreesboro, NC; grandson, Steven Futrell of Murfreesboro, NC; step grandchildren Aaron (Megan) Vaughan, Bailey Vaughan of Ahoskie, NC; Tyler Vaughan of Greenville, NC, Thomas Vaughan of Honolulu, HI, and Devin Vaughan; step great grandchildren, Mason, Logan, and Kolson; a brother, Winborne (Shirley) Futrell of Murfreesboro, NC; a sister, Caroleen Woodard of Murfreesboro, NC; sisters-in-law, Meredith, Alice Faye, Lana, Lena, and Gloria; and brothers-in-law, Glenn, Frankie, and Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC, and other times at the home.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 1:00 pm at the Woodland Baptist Church, Woodland, NC, with Rev. Dr. J. Brabban officiating. Burial will follow in Meherrin Baptist Church Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, IL, 60601; or you may donate online by clicking here.  You may also donate to a charity of your choice.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Futrell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

 

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Tracy Britt
1 year ago

I was saddened by the news of Mr Greer’s passing. Getting my sweet potatoes and collard greens from him was such a joy because he and I would talk and laugh. I will truly miss that. I pray your strength in the LORD for knowing he is no longer suffering and with the LORD. I’m just blessed to have known such a wonderful man.

Sandy Daughtry
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss.

Theresa S Burgess
1 year ago

Thoughts and Prayers are with all the family. May he rest in peace.

Elaine Wynn
1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant the strength with his grace to get the family through this. He will be missed.

Walter Raleigh Garris, Jr.
1 year ago

Always enjoying seeing Greer and Sheryl when we bought sweet potatoes and seeing Sheryl when she worked at the bank. Such a nice couple.

GLENN AND FRANCES MARTIN AND FAMILY
1 year ago

WE SEND OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS TO ALL OF GREER’S FAMILY! HE WAS SO SPECIAL TO ALL OF OUR FAMILY (ESPECIALLY KENNEDY AND CAMERON)! HE IS AT REST NOW WITH OUR JESUS! EACH OF YOU, JUST REMEMBER YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN SOME SWEET DAY!