Samuel J. Furrow (’63)

Category: Army ROTC Alumni Council Hall of Fame | Communities

Mr. Samuel Furrow graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1963 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. Furrow remained at the Quartermaster School and served as training officer for the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course. He departed active duty in October 1965.

Furrow, who graduated from the UT School of Law in 1969, has been instrumental in starting several business entities, including automotive, heavy equipment, auction, and real estate development, primarily in the southeastern United States.

He has been active in multiple organizations, including the United Way, Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Auctioneer’s Association, Leadership Knoxville, Zoo Knoxville, Phi Delta Theta Foundation, and various other civic activities. He served as the president of the Great Smoky Mountain Boy Scout Council and is a Silver Beaver Recipient. His skill as an auctioneer is eagerly sought after for civic organization fundraising events. He has donated countless hours to many charitable organizations.

Furrow and his wife, Ann, live in Knoxville.