ROYALTON — Michael Allen Furlow, 49, Royalton, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia as the result of a car accident.
Mike was a coal miner at M-Class Sugarcamp Mine.He attended the Southern Illinois Worship Center in Energy.
Mike was an avid fisherman and hunter and he loved his grandchildren and also loved to garden.
He was born May 28, 1966 in Centreville to Charles and Loretta Fay Rice Furlow. His mother preceded him in death.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Ruth Furlow of Tamaroa; special friend, Diana May of Royalton; stepson, Kaleb Flood; stepgrandson, Clayton Flood; sisters and brothers, Eva and Joel Hopp of Pinckneyville, Chuck Furlow of Mulkeytown, Connie and Randall Bush of Zeigler, Greg Furlow of Christopher and Clinton and Andrea Furlow of Tamaroa; stepfamily, Ruth and Jeff Furlow of Du Quoin and Lydia Majewski of Tamaroa; stepmother, Georgia West of Tamaroa; nieces and nephews, Jason Houghland and Danielle Lueker, Leah Hopp, Mason Hopp, Amber and Paul Schmidt, Jennifer Furlow, Doug Furlow, Leslie Furlow, Lisa Bush & Daniel Dees, Laura Bush, Hailey Furlow, Olivia Furlow, Charley Furlow, Chase Furlow, Brande and Danny Alvis, Jarrod Furlow, Andrea and Eric Wolgan, Glenn and Lonnie Majewski, Kayleigh Majewski and Josh Poff, Nicholas Bard and Seth Bard; great-nieces and nephews, Eli Schmidt, Ewan Schmidt, Aiden Furlow, Micah Furlow, Elijah Furlow, Raven Alvis, Dakota Alvis, Phoenix Alvis, Jack Wolgan.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother; sister, Lisa Furlow, stepbrother Harley and his wife Deanna Bard and nephew, Bradley Buch.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday June 27, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 26, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com.