BSA Troop 21


Tim Furow Obituary

(Troop 21 Eagle Scout #46) 


      Timothy McBride Furlow, Jr. November 18, 1947 Ė August 12, 2022.   Timothy McBride Furlow, Jr, age 75, formally of Griffin, GA, passed away on Friday, August 12th, 2022. He was the son of the late Imogene and Mack Furlow, Sr of Americus, Georgia.

     Tim was born on November 18th, 1947 in Americus, Georgia and graduated from Americus High School in 1964. He went on to graduate from the University of Georgia, where he was a member and president his senior year of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. After college, he married Margaret (Peggy) Trammell Blakely September 7th, 1968 in Griffin, Georgia. Tim then enrolled into the U. S. Army as an officer and was assigned to Augsburg, Germany where he lived with Peggy and served as a platoon leader. Eighteen months later, he earned the rank of Captain and was reassigned to Viet Nam. After a few months of duty, he was severely injured in combat. In August 1971, he was medically discharged from the U.S. Army and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantrymanís Badge.

      In 1971, Tim and Peggy settled down in Griffin, Georgia. Tim began work for Commercial Bank then moved to real estate for three years before starting his own life insurance business in 1977. After contracting with National Life of Vermont, he earned both the Charter Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant designations. He went on to become a life member of National Life of Vermontís Presidentís Club and the Million Dollar Round Table. He truly enjoyed his career and personifies someone who never met a stranger. Tim was involved in numerous leadership roles in his community and beyond as head coach of the Jim and Joes T-Ball baseball team, head coach of the Barnesville Red Raiders Pewee football team, President of the Griffin Touchdown Club, Board Member of Griffin Country Club, Board Member of Barnesville Academy, member of the Griffin Rotary Club for 25 years, President of the Griffin Exchange Club and Goals for Griffin, member of the Deck Club, member of the Griffin Technical College Foundation, and member of the Gridiron Secret Society. He was also a very devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Griffin and especially the Menís Bible Class.

     Tim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Peggy; son, Mack Furlow (Luci); daughter, Meg Parker (Ashley); sister, Patty King (Charlie); grandchildren, Rinne Furlow, Timothy Furlow, William Parker, and Maggie Parker along with many wonderful friends over his lifetime.