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CLEVELAND LEE 'BUCK' FERGESON

 

Bellville Times
  

Buck Fergeson passed away on Feb. 13, 2010 in Bellville.

He was born March 1, 1930.

Friends called from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at the Bellville United Methodist with Pastor Robert Stutes and Pastor Amy Haralson officiating.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833; or the Bellville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Bellville, Texas, 77418; or to the Bellville General Hospital, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418.

A complete obituary will appear in next week’s issue of The Bellville Times.

 

 

Cleveland Lee “Buck” Fergeson was born March 1, 1930, in Garrison, Texas, the son of C.D. and Myrtle Parrot Fergeson.

He grew up and attended school in Garrison until he was 12-years-old. He then moved to Houston, and finished school. 

After high school he rode bulls and worked in the oilfield until he was 27.  Buck then went on to work for Electro Tech, a division of Mandrel Industries, for many years until he became the vice president of North American Fabricators. He also worked for the Austin County Appraisal District.

 Members of the Bellville United Methodist Church, Buck and Jo Ann where united in marriage in 1983. They made their home in Bellville where he then pursued his dream of opening Buck Fergeson Originals on the square in 1990.

 Buck was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For over 17 years, he made the bronze trophies for the winners of several events of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was also on the horsepitality committee. Buck was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame for Bull Riding in 2001.

He passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Bellville at the age of 79.

He is survived by his loving wife Jo Ann Fergeson of Bellville; children Jerry Fergeson of Houston, Jimmy “Bubba” Fergeson of Houston, James Jones and his wife, Karen, of Bellville, Peggy Holloway and her husband, Kyle, of Bellville, and Kerri Byler and her husband, Bill, of Bellville;  grandchildren Samantha Fergeson, Sabrina Fergeson, Josh Fergeson, Tyler Jones, Kyndal Jones, Jenna Jones, Tye Holloway, Shelby Holloway, Brenna Byler, Lynette Byler, Will Byler, Angela Wagner and her children, Blake and Beckham Wagner; sister Kathryn Tracey and her husband, Jim, of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his extended family Steve, Wendy and Spencer Honeycutt, Katherine Burts, Fred Simon, Steve and Ariana  Simon, Andy and Gwyn Childress; the girls of Buck Fergeson Originals  Sarah Peschel, Kris Schultz, Tami Seay, Cayla Alonso, Meghan Sandavol, Zena Lyth and Chelsea Binford; caregivers La Tonya Carter, Josie Hart, Ms. Lupe, Ramona Portis, Diane Houston, Julie Supak, Mrs. Martha, Janice Croft of Texas Home Health; and many other family and dear friends.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Cheryl Fergeson, in 1980, Sylvia Fergeson and Jeneanne Lancaster.

Pallbearers: Will Byler Bill Byler. Tye Holloway, Kyle Holloway, Tyler Jones and James Jones. 

Honorary pallbearers A.G. Ollre, Dr. Welton Hill, Eddie Fisher, W.T. Byler, Bob Meacham, Mike Carpino and Al Shakis.

Visitation was 5-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, Schmidt Funeral Home,  Bellville.

Funeral service was 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, Bellville United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Stutes and  Pastor Amy Haralson, officiating.

Interment was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Bellville.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the: Bellville General Hospital, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, TX 77418; or,  Hospice Brazos Valley, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833;  or Bellville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 188, Bellville, TX 77418.

Please visit our website created in memory of Buck at: www.lifetributes.com/buckfergeson.

 Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville. Visit our website to light a candle and sign the register book for Buck at www.schmidtfunerals.com

 
Posted by Joy Neely

 

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