This Day in Texas History:
Crone Furr Dies in Amarillo
October 30, 1946
Starting with a small crossroads grocery store near McKinney, Crone Furr and his family controlled, at the time of his death, a chain of forty-three supermarkets in an area from Denver, Colorado, to El Paso, Texas; a creamery, bakery, packing plant, and warehouse in Lubbock; and a packing plant in Amarillo.
Furr’s son Roy carried on the family business and founded Furrs, Incorporated.
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