It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to one of our own, Gus Furlong, aka “Friendly Gus.” Gus was our Director of Registration for fifteen years and a close friend for much longer.
Gary Lyle Furlong, Sr., age 80, of Jonesboro, GA, passed away on April 12, 2015. He was born in Tempelton, PA. to the late Ralph Dewey Furlong and Ethel Adams Furlong on January 02, 1935. He was an adoring husband, supportive father, doting grandfather and great grandfather, and the best friend you could ask for in life. He loved hunting, laughing, hanging out with family and friends, and spending time with his extended Dragon Con family.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Lee Furlong of Jonesboro, GA; children, Gary L. Furlong, Jr. of California, Matthew & Shannon Furlong of Greenwood County, South Carolina, Jeffrey & Jeannie Furlong of Paulding County, Brent A. Furlong & Nancy Rogers of York, South Carolina; sister, Phyllis Starr of Pennsylvania; fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4PM from the chapel of Clark Funeral Home, with Reverend Floyd Carmack and Dr. Billy Wood officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on April 16, 2015 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM.
Gus was much more than just a Dragon Con volunteer. He was a mentor to many, a friend to many more, as well as a father figure and pillar of support to more people than most could say.
Thank you Gus for all the many years of friendship and service. You will be truly missed.