Longtime Corpus Christi TV anchor Furley, 84, dies

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Associated Press

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 10 at 3:03 PM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Walter Furley, a South Texas journalist who spent 45 years as a television reporter and anchor in Corpus Christi, has died.

Patricia Furley says her husband died Wednesday night at home under hospice care. She says her husband had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Furley was 84.

Furley was a reporter, anchor and eventually news director at KZTV-TV. He retired in May 2002.

Furley was born in Marble Falls. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1949 with a journalism degree.

Furley worked at KSIX-AM in Corpus Christi for two years before entering the military and serving in Japan and Korea. He worked in radio in New York before joining KZTV-TV in 1957.

Furley is also survived by a son, Ric Furley.

Arrangements are pending for a memorial service in Corpus Christi.

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