Celebrating the life of Michael W. Furry, 80, of Palm Coast, who passed away at his home with his family at his bedside. Michael was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to Georgia in 1965 after he married his wife Lucia. Michael was a graduate of the University of Georgia where he received an Master’s Degree in Music. He worked as a Master Musician for many years and played with some of the most famous musicians in the world. He was a proud member of the United States Parachutes Association and he served his county proudly in the United Stated Army and in the Air Corps Reserves. He also worked as a designer of Parachutes and the designer and manufacturer of the container systems and designed them for the United States Military Golden Knights. Michael also designed the parachute that President George H. Bush used to jump on his 80th birthday, as well as the parachutes used in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul South Korea. He leaves a proud legacy in the sky diving industry and he will be greatly missed by many. Michael moved to this area in 2013 with his family. Michael was very strong in his Christian Faith and he lived his life according to those Christian Values, his handshake was his word. Michael loved music, playing guitar, singing and the sky diving industry. He was well respected world wide for his professional accomplishments. Michael was a patient loving person, who is survived by his loving wife Lucia, Daughters Lisa, Karla and Andrea, His son Christopher, Sister Judy and Sister in Law Rose, as well as 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service with Full Military honors held at a later date.