Sunday, April 6, 2014

Command Senior Chief Kenneth R. Fuhr IRMO

I just found out about Kenneth Fuhr this afternoon.  His notice is listed below.  Kenneth was an MM aboard the Sea Fox 67-69.

Sailor, Rest  Your Oars.  God bless and thank you for your service.



Command Senior Chief Kenneth R. Fuhr IRMO - Command Senior Chief Kenneth R. Fuhr, 68, of Irmo, SC, entered into eternal rest on February 2, 2014. He was born in Washington, IA, May 17, 1945. At age 18 he joined the United States Navy with aspirations of becoming a submariner. After qualifying submarines, he set his sights on a higher goal-to be "Chief of the Boat." He retired from the U.S. Navy as the Command Senior Chief/Chief of the Boat/Senior Enlisted Adviser, on the USS Henry Clay SSBN-625 Blue Crew in 1984. Ken's next career was at the Surry Nuclear Power Station, where he started as a mechanic and retired 20 years later as a maintenance coordinator, at the age of 59. After spending a life dedicated to his country and the Navy, he wanted to focus on his family and community. He spent the rest of his life taking care of his family and spending quality time with them. Everybody's helper, Ken volunteered at Dutch Fork Elementary School; he was the school district's "Outstanding Volunteer" for 2007-2008. He acted as the base storekeeper for Charleston Base and later Palmetto Base, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. He also worked as a welding teacher's assistant at Birchwood High School. He was the regional commander of Old Friarsgate Civic Association, block captain on Shillingford Road. In addition to his joy of volunteering, Ken also enjoyed cooking, canning, baking and metal working. Ken is survived by his wife, Evelyn Lourena Smoak Fuhr of Irmo; daughters, Lisa Marie Siddall of Boise, ID, Denise Fuhr Gregory of Virginia, and Lacey Renee Cortese of Columbia, SC; brothers, Allen Fuhr, and James Fuhr; sisters, Janice Drayfahl, Mary Jungbluth, Rita Brooks, and four grandchildren, Tiffany, Shelby, Seven, Chance; and three great-grandchildren, Koda, Aurora and Taro. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Verona Fuhr; his son, Roy Phillip Fuhr, and one brother, Stan Fuhr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's name to the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., Palmetto Base. Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with service following immediately after in Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will take place in Carolina Memorial Park following the service. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. 843-797-2222


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