William E. FergusonHot Springs, AR, 1925 - 2014
William E. "Bud" Ferguson went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy. He was a Terminal Manager for 30 years until his retirement in 1981. He was a self-employed professional tax consultant from 1981 until his illness about five years ago. He was a born again Christian and member of Oaklawn United Methodist Church. He also served as a lay speaker in the Methodist church. His favorite hobby was fishing. He was a dedicated husband and father. Mr. Ferguson was born on September 19, 1925 in Marshall, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William W. "Tony" Ferguson and Nell Van Cleave Ferguson; sister, Sarah Edna Ferguson Morris and her husband Ken. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Gertrude Baker Ferguson; three daughters, Marinel Sanders and her husband Larry of Texas, Dr. Joanne Smart of Indiana and Natalie Ocker and her husband Rodney of Hot Springs, Arkansas; five granddaughters; fourteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Milton Ferguson of California and Reverend Bill Ferguson and his wife Marilyn of Bryant, Arkansas; and many friends and relatives.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Oaklawn United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be on 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Crestview Memorial Park of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Officiating will be Rev. Fred Hunter and Rev. Bill Ferguson will be assisting. Funeral arrangements are by Arkansas Funeral Care of Jacksonville. A special thanks to all the nurses and aides of Quapaw Nursing Home for their loving care of Bud Ferguson. Also, a big thank you to Geniva Hospice Care. www.arkansasfuneralcare.com.
Published July 1, 2014
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Arkansas Funeral Care
2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, AR