Richard Ferguson went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April
22, 2009 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman, TX. A celebration
of Richard's life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church 421 W. Moore,
Sherman, TX Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at West
Hill Cemetery in Sherman. Pallbearers will be Mark Armstrong, Ricky Reeves,
Izzy Aleman, Jerry Harper, Tim Inman and Tommy Neal. Services will be conducted
by his long time friend, Bro. Allen Knight of Colorado Springs, CO.
Richard was born July 31, 1954 in Sherman, TX to the late Billy
Ray ?Cotton? Ferguson and Margaret Russom Ferguson. He married Michelle
Mehaffey on November 9, 1974 in Sherman, TX.
Richard worked for many years with his dad at the Westwood Exxon
on Sunset in Sherman, TX. Richard eventually went to work for his Father-in-Law,
Jim Mehaffey at Breathco-Mediserv, in Sherman, TX. Richard's love for people
and love for helping people really shone brightly in those years of service
to our community. Richard's real passion in life was golf. He loved to
play the game and watch it. He shared his love of golf with his daughter
and they eventually got to play together. He also enjoyed playing cards,
dominoes and grill out with the family by the pool in the summer. He also
enjoyed listening to country music, but he especially loved the old Gospel
classics. Richard was a very generous man and was more than happy to help
anyone in need. He was loved by many and will be missed deeply.
Richard is survived by his wife, Michelle Ferguson of Sherman; two
daughters Darah Ferguson Stephens and husband Chris of Sherman and Madison
Ferguson of Sherman. Sisters Vicki Armstrong and Susan Ferguson of Sherman,
Brother Kenneth Ferguson and partner Mike of Denison. One grandson, his
?buddy?, Camden Stephens. Brother-in-law Bland Mehaffey of Sherman, Father
and Mother-in-law Jim and Jacque Mehaffey of Sherman. Nephews Justin Armstrong
and wife Kelli of Sherman and Michael Mehaffey of Sherman, Nieces Laura
Yancey and husband Richard of Sherman, Amanda Armstrong of Sherman and
Kristi Mehaffey of Dallas, Great nephews and nieces, Kaleb and Claire ?his
girl? Armstrong of Sherman and Chris and Kylee ?his favorite? Yancey, of
Sherman. Richard is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Cotton and Margaret
Family visitation will be held at Waldo Funeral Home on Friday,
April 24, 2009 from 6:00 ? 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made
to The Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Suite
202C, Liliburn, GA. 30047 www.lbda.org.