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First Baptist Church
Saturday January 8th, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm

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First Baptist Church
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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Thomas Wesley Fuhrman

Thomas Wesley Fuhrman, 61, of Moberly passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2022 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Tom was born on May 4, 1960 in Moberly, MO to Charles Elbert Fuhrman and Juanita (Alexander) Fuhrman. He was a 1978 graduate of Moberly High School. Tom played saxophone and made All State Band. Tom also had the unique experience of playing at Notre Dame and Carnegie Hall as a member of the American Youth Band. Following high school, Tom attended college at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and later the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO where he earned his PHD in Family Marriage Counseling.

Tom worked in private practice in Moberly before relocating to North Carolina where he was employed by the State of North Carolina and then University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Upon returning to Moberly, he worked for MU extension for several years and offered counseling services in surrounding communities. Tom was also an instructor with the Excel Program for several years.

Tom enjoyed traveling, watching movies and spending time on his farm. He also loved to read and collected both Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour books. Tom had an amazing sense of humor, was a gifted story teller and the family historian. He was an all-around great guy who loved his family, especially all his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Juanita Fuhrman; his maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents and his faithful dog, Buddy.

Survivors include his siblings, Mike (Brenda) Fuhrman of Boliver, Dianna (John) Ehrhardt of Moberly and Mark (Lisa) Fuhrman of Moberly; nieces and nephews, Megan (Bob) Gelband, Philip (Rachel) Fuhrman, Jennifer (Garner) McGregor, Heidi (Andy) Sharp, Dane (Christina) Fuhrman and Gretchen (Jake) Allen; great nieces and nephews, Pearl and Oren Fuhrman, Violet Fuhrman, Josiah, Elias and Malakai Gelband, Abishai, Valor and Judah McGregor and Baby Allen arriving in May of 2022; extended family and many good friends.

A funeral service celebrating Tom’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Moberly, MO on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Interment will follow at the Huntsville City Cemetery in Huntsville, MO. Visitation will be held at the church from 12:00 noon until the time of service. For those attending, we kindly ask that everyone please wear a mask.

Memorial contributions in Tom’s honor are appreciated to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), 4301 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203 or to First Baptist Church, 514 W. Rollins St., Moberly, MO 65270.

Arrangements are under the direction of PATHWAY-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 411 Union Avenue, Moberly, Missouri 65270 (660) 263-7284. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.pathwaymemorial.com

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Tom was a lifelong Friend indeed

Leland Heifner Jan 23 2022 8:14 PM

Tom was a god-loving, kind man, with a very generous heart. My thoughts are with the family & his dear friends.

Claire Sanders Morehouse, Chapel Hill Jan 8 2022 4:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Fuhrman

Claire Sanders Morehouse Jan 8 2022 4:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Fuhrman

Martha Palmatory Jan 8 2022 11:05 AM

We are sorry to have lost such a friend, with an important and upbeat message for all of us. We shared so many times and memories, from graduate school and beyond, including Bible study, going to the Lyceum Theater together, going to the farm, to Tom visiting us in New York (upstate) when I was in my doctoral study. Some of our favorite memories include coming up with his Halloween costume (a raisin) for a party, and then later together buying our dining room chairs at an estate sale, which today still honor our every family gathering. Throughout the years, we kept in touch through Christmas cards and letters, an occasional call, and a visit, but not enough, not nearly enough. We'll miss you a lot, Tom. Best to you, you're with the Lord now , and we celebrate you.

Greg and Ellermann Jan 7 2022 8:39 PM

Will miss seeing him walking in park. God comfort your hearts.

Jackie Wilson Jan 7 2022 8:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Fuhrman

Jackie Wilson Jan 7 2022 8:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Fuhrman

Greg and Nancy Ellermann Jan 7 2022 8:06 PM

So sorry to hear of this loss to all family and friends; thinking in particular of his brother, Mike, another mighty fine fellow.

Dave Berry Jan 7 2022 5:42 PM

Tom was a cousin His Grandparents Elbert and Edna Furman were my Aunt and Uncle I never got to meet him sending deepest thoughts and Prayers to His family

Jannis Lusby Chitwood Jan 7 2022 1:43 PM

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