Johnny “Rusty” Louis Futch

    Birth Date: 02/09/1937
    Deceased Date: 03/05/2021

    Smithfield – Johnny Louis “Rusty” Futch, age 84, died early Friday morning, March 5, 2021 at his home. Born in Johnston County on February 9, 1937 he was a son of the late John Rufus and and Bessie Jones Futch. He was preceded in death by a brother, Delmonte “Ray” Futch; and sister, Edna Rose Ellis.

    A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Hills of the Neuse Memory Gardens in Smithfield. The family will receive friends following the service.

    Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joyce Futch; sons, Michael Futch of Smithfield and Shane Futch and girlfriend Sara Pierce of Four Oaks; brothers, Charles Rufus Futch of Pine Level and Walter Clifton “Slim” Futch of Durham; sister, Shirley Johnson of Smithfield; several nieces and nephews; and grandpups, Maisy Ann, Harper Grace, and Finley Rae.

    The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Mary Molinero for the care she provided Rusty over the last few months.

    Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be sent to Heartland Hospice, 4505 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 650, Raleigh, NC 27609-2523.

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