FurrHoughton Furr, Jr.  age 73 born to Houghton, Sr and Marion (Jones) at Harvard in Boston, MA on 9/10/42.  Graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a Bachelors in Business at UNL where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.  During college he worked at Speedway Motors where he increased his vast knowledge of tuning car engines to perfection. He served on the Board of Directors of the University Club and retired after 37 years as Deputy Chief Examiner at the Nebr. State Dept. of Insurance.  “Houghtie” had a love of boating, traveling with his daughter and grandchildren and loved open road auto racing.  His favorite race was the Sandhills Open Road Challenge where he won several championships and made some dear, lifelong friends.  His love for animals was endless and he was a proud supporter of Hearts United for Animals as well as Hands, Hearts & Paws where he adopted the loves of his life.  You could always find him in any room just by following his laugh.

Preceded in death by parents, sister, Lyn Jones.  Survived by daughter, Brittany (Kitchen) Furr; granddaughter/husband Bailey (Mitchell Cookston), Great granddaughter, Annalyse Cookston, all of Lincoln; grandson Dylan McAllister, Steamboat Springs, CO; Special friend Sharon Cochrane, “Brother” Michael Davlin and lifelong friends Terry Sindelar and Barry Ehrman.

Memorials c/o family to be donated to HUA and HHP in his honor.

Memorial service 3:00pm, Thurs, Jun 9, 2016 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St, Lincoln. Celebration of life party to follow at Country Pines.

 

10 Responses to Houghton Furr, Jr.

  1. Janet Goldenstein Ahler says:

    Amazing guy and special friend. Gone far too soon.

  2. Joe Johnson Jr says:

    Houghtie was a much-liked LSE 1960 graduate, a respected Sigma Chi and Marine Corps alum — and a superb leader on the University Club board. As Janet says, he leaves us far too soon!

  3. Patricia Tweed says:

    Such a fun guy! I agree, Janet, he is gone too soon!

  4. Brittany says:

    I miss you, Daddy.

  5. Robert Paetz says:

    He was amazing man and im glad i knew him . I miss him dearly, him and i would talk about nascar and dale jr ! R.I.P My friend!

  6. Bruce Kitchen 2nd says:

    We have lost a great man and wonderful friend. Houghtie, rest assured you will be missed but never forgotten. You touched so many with your infectious laugh and unselfish persona. Thank you for the all those things you taught and shared with me.

  7. George Belden says:

    Houghty and I shared many good times together we laughed and drank copious amounts of beer …. And a very smart friend that I will miss !

  8. C. Madison "Brick" Brewer says:

    “Houtie” was a great classmate. During Senior Year, he joined the SE Debate program as a forensic competitor (interpretive drama as I recall) and traveled with us (I was a debator) to faraway places like Independence, KS and Neosho, MO, for a couple of the larger tournaments. He was gregarious, gentle, and a lot of fun. May he rest in peace. (And we share the birthday).

  9. Penny Drews says:

    The Speidell cousins will never forget playing with Houghton Jr at the Furr house on Sunday’s. Being several years younger than the girls, he was their “baby” that they loved to dress/change and drag all over.

  10. Virg Stewart says:

    Sorry to hear this. Rest in peace Houghtie

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