Ohatchee - Funeral service for Mr. William A. “Billy” Ferguson, 85, will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church in Wellington. The family will receive friends at the church from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service. Rev. Harris Skaggs and Rev. Skip Snelling will be officiating. The family requests all who attend to please dress casually. Mr. Ferguson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife of 65 years, Faye Ferguson; three children, Randy (Debbie) Ferguson, Bart (Robin) Ferguson and Shaun (Jeff) Winn; seven grandchildren, Shane Ferguson, Beau Winn, Teasha Davis, Sara Wheeler, Drew Ferguson, Angela Smith and Tyler Ferguson; 19 great-grandchildren, Elisha Burdett, McKenzie Davis, Lydia Ferguson, Tori Burdett, Keeley Ferguson, Gage Davis, Laney Burdett, MaKayla Ferguson, Sarah Kate Davis, Gracie Davis, Cole Wheeler, Chloe Winn, Kate Wheeler, Cory Ferguson, Brooklyn Ferguson, Aiden Christopher, Caitlyn Smith, Bryson Smith and Dawson Smith; one great-great grandchild, Lila Jane Ferguson; and one sister, Opal Scruggs. Pallbearers will be Shane Ferguson, Beau Winn, Kent Wheeler, Tyler Ferguson, Drew Ferguson and Kyle Davis. Mr. Ferguson attended Mechanicsville Elementary School and Anniston High School, but he graduated from Austin High School in El Paso, Texas. After graduation he went on to attend Southern Union where he played basketball for one year and then attended Snead State where he played basketball and baseball for one year. Mr. Ferguson was a US Army veteran and joined forces in 1952. He was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina. Sports were a passion for Mr. Ferguson. He had the privileged opportunity of officiating various sport’s games in many ways, including state finals in basketball and football and many high school and college games. Officiating for a total of 37 wonderful years granted Mr. Ferguson the induction the to Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame, which he most recently obtained. Mr. Ferguson was employed by Transus Motor Freight in Anniston as a District Manager. Prior to becoming District Manager he drove a truck for Ryder Truck Lines in Georgia. Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. Ferguson and Willie Dulaney; and one brother, Wallace “Sonny” Ferguson. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations please be made to Union United Methodist Church, 320 Union Church Road, Wellington, AL 36279, in memory and honor of our husband, father, grandfather and friend.
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