Brad Parker

January 22, 1970 - October 14, 2020

Brad Futrell, age 50, of Florence passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Visitation will be Sunday, October 18, 12:00 Noon-1:30 P.M. at Spry~Williams Funeral Home. Memorial Service will follow at 1:30 in the funeral home chapel with Terry Motes officiating.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Samuel C. and Jean P. Futrell.

Survivors include: Brothers: S.Mark Futrell and Jeffrey K. Futrell (Tracy),Nephew: William Jeffrey Futrell, Niece: Coby Elizabeth Futrell

Brad enjoyed music, writing songs, and cooking. He was very giving and loved to be around family and friends.

A special thanks to Terry and Stephanie Motes and Amedisys Hospice.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Christian Church, 700 N.Wood Avenue, Florence, AL 35630 or to a charity of your choice.

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October 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

October 18, 2020 12:00 pm

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Memorial Service-Sunday

October 18, 2020
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October 18, 2020 1:30 pm

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15 Comments on “Brad Parker Futrell”

  1. Our sincere condolences to the family. Brad was like a brother to my husband Collis Campbell and a true family friend. I will definitely miss hearing all the football talks and laughs among them. He will be truly missed.

    The Campbell Family

  2. Brad, I will miss your great big heart, and always think of you with a big smile on your face! You left us too young and I sure wish I had had more chances to hang out with you. God bless, your cousin Steve

  3. Jeff, Tracy, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you during this time. We are here for you. Love, The Pooveys

  4. Mark, Jeff (Tracy) – Brad was a true friend. He was always asking if we wanted him to grill something or just stop by to talk; football and computers were always a topic. He will be missed here on earth but remembered in our hearts. We will be praying for the family over your loss.

    The Marks Family

  5. Really going to miss this guy. Good friends are one of the rarest commodities in this life and we just lost a big one. We were lucky to have him among us for as long as we did. But, that doesn’t mean that we don’t all feel a little cheated with his passing. Brad was one of the most selfless, unpretentious, considerate, loyal, giving people I have ever known. He never showed up empty handed. He always had some small gift to show he had been thinking about us. His laugh was epic. His whole body would shake and his eyes would gleam when something really tickled him. That laugh will always be a good memory for me and Sarah.

    “He liked cooking” doesn’t even come close to describing the passion that boy had for cooking. He used to come out to the house and make these huge pots of gumbo over the fire pit by the pergola. Funny thing is that as much as he liked to cook we hardly ever saw him actually eat. He seemed to cook for everyone else more than himself. He derived much joy from the simple act of sharing what he enjoyed.

    When I was working nights he would always make the shifts seem shorter by calling in the wee hours of the morning. We would talk for hours about history, politics, computers, guns, cooking, work, relatives, music, things that bothered us and things that didn’t; just about anything that might pop into our heads was fair game. Sometimes, he would send us copies of some new song he was working on and we’d talk about that.

    I could go on for pages as I’m sure most people that knew him for a long time could. It’s been a bad year. It just got worse. Godspeed Brad…….

    Luke and Sarah

  6. We will forever cherish the good times and extremely long and fun phone conversations…those that always started with “Maaaan…It’s Brad!”, like we didn’t know. LOL. He was a hoot, our computer whiz, and simply a down to earth dear friend.

    Fun fact: He never could stand the fact that Bobby didn’t have his own laptop. Mind you, at the time, Bobby had zero interest in having one or even knowing how to turn a computer on! Brad never gave up on this. He called one day and asked Bobby to stop by his house after work. He handed him a laptop that he had ‘fixed’ to be “as simple as possible” just for Bobby. 🙂 We will never let go of that special laptop.

    We loved Brad a lot and will forever remember him.

    Much love to your family,
    Bobby and Angela Hendrix

  7. Rest In Peace! You were a contagious person ! I mean that in the best way possible! It’s has been such a long time since those high school days, you were certainly a great fighter in the game of football! I enjoyed playing beside you. Only those Who can share the pain and the blood spilled on the field on the gridiron will truly know the brotherhood that we had in those short years, the memories of those days have lasted Decades. My most sincerest condolences to the family and friends!

  8. Condolences to everyone that Brad has touched. We lost a great one this week that will be painfully missed. As I read the other condolences, I had a remarkable feeling. Even though I haven’t met (or remember meeting) most of you, I feel like you are family because we all are sharing similar memories of Brad. And he talked of all of you often. He was just as proud of us as we now are reflecting about him. I will miss our countless hours of cooking, trying new recipes and making our own recipes. He would want to try something he had seen and we would give it a whirl. I remember when he had a stray cat under his house and asked me if I had thought about getting a cat and I said yes. Next thing I know, he shows up at the house with the cat in a cooler and darts off because he had a pot of potatoes on the stove. Brad did have a big heart, that’s exemplified by the words we are all writing. I am also proud to know that Brad got to know Christ in the waning months so I know he is with his mom and dad who he missed terribly. I would also like to give a big heartfelt thank you to Terry and Stephanie. He told me all that ya’ll had done (and would be doing) for him and it is all just pure awesomeness. Nancy and I loved Brad as a brother and will miss him greatly.

  9. Jeff,
    I am so sorry about Brad and the loss that you feel. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. Love you so much.
    De Barnes

  10. I’m truly thankful for the few times I was around Brad. He always made me smile; he was a kind soul!

  11. Mark and Jeff,

    So sorry to hear of Brad’s passing, he was a wonderful all round guy, and he will be truly missed. Remembering his music, smile, and the way he could make us laugh, his kindness, and always happy.
    Eternal peace grant unto Brad, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace!
    Till we meet again,
    Barry Jackson

  12. Hated to hear about Brad’s passing. Enjoyed all the times we roamed Creekwood and all the various sporting events we played in the Smith’s yard. Brad was always friendly with anyone he saw and everyone knew his smile and laugh. Mark and Jeff – you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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