Arthur Thomas Furniss, 89, of Hernando, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019, at his daughter’s home. Prior he resided for 50 years in Horn Lake, MS. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2019 at10:00 a.m. at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens. Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Furniss was born on October 22, 1929 in Clarksdale, MS. He retired from Alco-Gravure as a pressman. Mr. Furniss was a faithful member of Heartland Baptist Church and also watched Dr. Steve Gaines – Bellevue Baptist Church while being homebound. Arthur was apart of many organizations during his lifetime. He was a founding member of Desoto County Academy. Mr. Furniss was also a mason and was a member of the Desoto County Shrine Club. Some interests that Mr. Furniss had were hunting, working in his yard, and working in his shop. Mr. Furnissenjoyed many things in life but most of all he loved his family, and will be truly missed.
Arthur Furniss is survived by his children, Veronica Furniss Hayes, William “Bill” Thomas Furniss, Sr., Vanessa Furniss Osborne (Roger), and Vicki Furniss Sutton (Joe); grandchildren, Bill Jr., Monica, Jami, Jenifer, Danny, Brandi, Marlena, Marilyn, Blake, Jana, Madelyn and Justin; great-grandchildren, Michael, Reece, Breana, Zachary, Megan, Nazah, Lizzie, Nakota, Alyssa, Zoey, Asher, Camryn, Gunnar, Zeke, Langston, Everly, Owen, Olivia, and Leah; great-great-grandchild, Remi; siblings, Peggy Massey and Kenneth Furniss.
Mr. Furniss was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Veronica Elizabeth “Betty” Trainer Furniss, his parents, Bready Franklin and Ester Marie Furniss; and siblings Ruth Phillips, and Bready Furniss.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Desoto County Academy (100 Academy Dr, Olive Branch, MS 38654).