Edwin Ellis Furness, 73, of Louisville, KY passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023. He was born on July 3, 1949, in Cass City Michigan.
Ed is preceded in death by his mother Alice Humphries, father Edwin Earl Furness, brother, Steven Furness, sister Colleen Furness, son Steven Furness, stepsister Sharon Reese, daughter in-law Angela Furness, bother in-law David Owens and his sweet Daisy Mae.
Ed graduated from Lowery High School (MI) and proudly served his country in the US Army. He attended the University of Louisville. Ed was an expert machinist and tool maker who owned his own shop as well as worked for General Motors and Budd Company before retiring from Ford Motor Company.
Ed enjoyed playing poker, car shows, grilling, rooting for his Detroit Lions and Tigers, watching his Michigan Bruins, and spontaneously singing with “style” anything by Hank Williams Jr. You always knew where Ed was in a room by following the sound of his laughter. He was an amazing and generous man.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Traci R Furness, sons, Edwin Ellis Furness II and Brian Furness; daughter, Lisa Dempsey (Chris); grandchildren Bridget Furness, Hannah Furness, Abby Dempsey, Tristan Furness, Connor Dempsey, and Luke Furness; sisters, Doreen Owens, Gladys Reyne, Brenda Papkey, Lorena Shelton; brothers, Robert Reese, William Reese, Mark Furness, Ricky Reese, Billy Reese, Bennie Reese, and Allen Reese; Step-mother Treda Furness; and a host of relatives and friends.
A celebration of Ed’s life will take place at 4pm on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3501 College Street, Louisville, Kentucky (Jtown) 40299. Details can be found on the Facebook event page set up by his wife and family.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hildegard House, Inc 114 Adams Street Louisville, KY 40206, or Wounded Warrior Project at Click Here
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