Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Larry Stevens Furtick died June 5, 2013, at his home in Charlotte after a two-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 60.
A Memorial service was held Monday at Elevation Blakeney in Charlotte.
Mr. Furtick was born July 1, 1952, in Swansea, SC, to Wilfred Haskell and Jacquelyn Furtick (Anderson). He lived much of his life in Moncks Corner, owning and operating his own barbershop for more than 25 years. He was married to Faith Liles on Aug. 12, 1978; they were married 34 years.
While living in Moncks Corner, he taught Sunday school at Santee Circle Community Church and founded Changed Lives Men’s Ministry, focusing on helping the homeless and those recovering from substance abuse. In 2010, he and his wife relocated to Charlotte. He was a member of Elevation Church.
He is survived by his wife, Faith; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie Furtick-Jones and Chris Jones of Bamburg, SC; son and daughter-in-law, Pastor Steven and Holly Furtick of Charlotte; a son, U.S. Air Force SSgt Matthew Furtick of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Elijah, Graham, Abbey, Hannah and Austin; his mother Jacquelyn of Macedonia; a brother, Russell Furtick of Moncks Corner; and a brother, Don Furtick of Orangeburg.
Mr. Furtick was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred Haskell, and his brother, James.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the ALS Associtation - Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., 2nd Floor, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory, 1904 Lancaster Ave., Monroe, NC 28112 is in charge.
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