Larry Wilson Futrell

September 18, 1943 - December 17, 2022

09/18/1943 - 12/17/2022

Past Services

Tuesday December 20, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Wednesday December 21, 2022
Riverside Cemetery
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Funeral Service
Wednesday December 21, 2022
11:00 am
Murfreesboro Baptist Church
200 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

MURFREESBORO, NC – Larry Wilson Futrell, age 79, passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2022.

Mr. Futrell was born in Northampton County, NC, on September 18, 1943, a son of the late Kelly C. and Margaret Futrell. Larry was employed at Union Camp Corporation, on February 14, 1965. He started off in the sheet finishing plant and ended his career as a welder in the maintenance department. Union Camp was sold to International Paper Company where he retired after 40 years of service. He was an active member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church, where he participated in the choir and Sunday school.

Larry lived a very active life; some of the things he enjoyed included playing guitar with the Potecasi Band, riding horses with his grandchildren, and fishing with his brother-in-law and friends. He also enjoyed many sports, but especially traveling to see his granddaughters play soccer. Larry enjoyed painting, karate, traveling with his wife, Earlene and friends, and spending time with his family at Lake Gaston.

Besides his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his siblings, Kelly C. Futrell, Jr., Roy Chestine Futrell, Rebecca F. Edwards, and Susie F. Willis; his mother-in-law, Nellie B. Shewbart; and nephews, Roy C. Futrell, Jr., and Christopher Edwards.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife, Earlene S. Futrell, his son, Jeffrey Futrell and wife, Debra of Wilson, NC; two granddaughters, Georgia Pearson Futrell, and Emilee W. Futrell of Wilson, NC; brother Robert M. Futrell and wife, Dianne P. Futrell, and sister-in-law, Patti S. Llewellyn and husband, Jeff. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Terry, Futrell, Tina Futrell, Gay Whitley, Renee Jilcott, Kim Ricks, Lisa Futrell, Tammy Bowen, Kelly Lockhart, Margaret Hill, Brian Edwards, Cliff Futrell and Robbie Futrell.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Murfressboro Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. Dr. Rick Bailey, officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made directly to Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC; or you may donate online by clicking here.

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

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John Duck
1 year ago

Earlene, so sorry we missed you at funeral, Larry was a great guy, enjoyed working with him . He was always smiling and what a great personality . You and family are in our prayers

John I and Sandra

Jimmy Holland
1 year ago

RIP my friend, it was always great working with you on the paper machines and playing golf around here and a Myrtle Beach. Seeing you at the Bronco Club the last year was a delight, and all your friends and coworkers were glad to see you also. You, my friend, will be missed by all.

Jean Bryant
1 year ago

So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We had some good times in Woodland-Olney. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Edward & Jean Bryant

Linda Coffield
1 year ago

Earlene, I am so sorry to hear of you loss. My sincere condolences and prayers for you and your family. Roger and I have missed you. God Bless !
Linda and Roger Coffield ✝️???

Teresa Turner
1 year ago

Mrs Earlene, Jeff, and the rest of Mr Larry’s dear family, our hearts are saddened by your loss. May you feel the PEACE AND COMFORT of THE LORD at this difficult time. May you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Much LOVE,
Teresa “Cullins” and Dalles Turner, and Ann “Cullins” Wiggins

Marion and Jim Foster
1 year ago

Dear Earlene, know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara and Freddie Outland
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tommy Vann
1 year ago


I was so saddened to learn about the passing of Larry but glad to read about his involved in the Murfreesboro Baptist Church. I watched a video of the two of you dancing at our 2015 high school reunion and you did it so skillfully. I remembered you and your family in prayer at the worship service I conducted on Sunday. May God comfort you with the promises of Scripture, the love of people, and the ministry of the Spirit of God.

Tommy Vann
Waxahachie, Texas

Vesta Maria Musha
1 year ago

Earlene, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sure Mom and him will have quit the conversation in Heaven. May his memory be Eternal.

CJ & Patty Joyner
1 year ago

To Earline, Jeff and all of your family. So sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I know he will be truly missed by family, friends, MBC and so many other places. Take comfort that he is now with our Lord & Savior in Eternity & we will all, as believers, be reunited again one day.