Furlow, Stanley Darrel

U.S. Air Force Veteran And Catering Services Coordinator At Chattanooga State

  • Monday, April 22, 2024
Stanley Darrel Furlow
Stanley Darrel Furlow

Stanley Darrel Furlow, 66, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed unexpectedly into glory on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Stan was born on December 13, 1957, in Jamestown, NY to Stanley Darrel Furlow Sr. and Patricia Gilbert. Stan was known to all as “Darrel” throughout his school years. He attended C.C. Ring Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School, and Jamestown High School and graduated in 1977. During his junior high and high school years, Stan was very involved in music and theater arts. He appeared in several musical productions during this time and was also a member of the A ‘Capella Choir, Men of Tomorrow, and the Madrigal Singers in High School. After graduation, Stan attended Jamestown Community College where he received an associate's degree as well as Edinboro College, where he majored in Music.

Stan was employed by Gray Drugs in Jamestown until his induction into the United States Air Force in 1978. He served one tour of duty at Moody AFB in Georgia where he served in Chapel Management. Upon his discharge, Stan returned to Gray Drugs and worked there until his move to Tennessee where he apprenticed at several small restaurants as a chef. He then obtained a job at Chattanooga State College as a Catering Services coordinator until the time of his passing.

Stan was a very loving and gentle person. He was a teddy bear of a man and gave the greatest hugs ever. He was very much a family man and loved them unconditionally. Nothing gave him more pride than to watch his children and grandchildren grow. He was also a dedicated friend and would do anything for anyone if he could. He often played Santa Claus at different events and for family and friends. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Stan is survived by his mother, Patricia Gilbert of Jamestown, NY, two sons, Joshua Furlow of Cattaraugus, NY and Zachary Furlow of Columbus, Indiana. He is also survived by Jared Bice of Hixson, whom he viewed as a son.

Survivors also include three siblings, Hope Furlow of Falconer, NY, Patrick Benedetto of Jamestown, NY, Timothy (Tania) Benedetto of Poquoson, VA, five grandchildren, Brylee, Maddox, Faith, Libby, and Lucas, three aunts, several nieces and nephews, a longtime friends Chris DeFore and Micheal Jenkins of Tennessee.

Stan was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Darrel Furlow Sr., two brothers, Guy Furlow, Chris Furlow, and one nephew, Lucas Benedetto.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, April 25, from 2-6 p.m. and on Friday, April 26, from 10-11 a.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11 a.m. in the Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tn. 37379.

Services will also be held at a later date at Lind Funeral Home in Jamestown, NY.

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