John Colgan Futty, Jr., 73 of North East, MD, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Elkton Transitional Care Center, Elkton, MD.
A lifetime resident of North East, he was born on April 2, 1944, the son of the late John C. Sr. and Opal (Kidd) Futty.
John retired from the Cecil County School Board. He started his teaching career at Perryville High School, transferred to Bohemia Manor High School where he taught for 22 years, then retiring from North East Middle School. During his career at the various schools, John coached his students in soccer, wrestling, baseball and basketball.
John’s former students held him in high regard. No matter where he was, prior students would speak to him, showing their love and respect.
He also retired the Army National Guard with 22 years of service and the rank of Warrant Officer.
A life member of the North East Fire Company, he was also a member, past president and recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award of the North East Lions Club, a golden member of the Upper Bay Museum and a member of the 29th Division Association, Eder George Post 85. John enjoyed attending the conventions for the various organizations he belonged to.
John enjoyed traveling, cruising, annual trips to Sunset Beach, NC with friends, Golfing, Cooking and watching sports and cooking shows. He also enjoyed going to the Healthy Lifestyle Gym and was thankful for the special attention he received from trainers, Jim, Justin and Tom. Most of all he loved his family and friends and the time spent with them.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years: Ronda Lea (Thomas) Futty; 2 sons: John Randall Futty (Laura), Scott Edward Futty (Trisha); 2 stepsons: O. Robert Bowlin, John W. Bowlin (Stephanie); 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Patricia Smith Futty.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:00 am at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 South Main Street, North East, MD, where visitation will be held Monday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am prior to services.
Per John’s wishes, private interment will be in Hart’s Cemetery, North East, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to The North East Fire Company or Amedisys Hospice in care of Crouch Funeral Home, P.A.