Richard D. Ferguson

Monday, September 28, 2015

Richard D. Ferguson, 71, of Shell Knob, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Cassville. He was born on Jan. 8, 1944, son of Earl Frank and Flossie Belle (Davis) Ferguson, in Manchester. He was a 1962 graduate of Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, and on March 9, 1967, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Walters in Wichita, Kan. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.

Survivors include: his wife of 48 years, Carolyn Ferguson, of Shell, Knob; one son, Richard E. Ferguson, of Bismarck; three daughters, Robin Ferguson, and Anita Odell and her husband, Carl, all of Ballwin, and Amanda Gibbons and her husband Chris, of Shell Knob; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Francis Ferguson, of Fenton, Jimmy Ferguson, of O'Fallon, and Earl Ferguson, of Fenton; and two sisters, Regina Woodson, of Ballwin, and Terry Basden, of Warsaw.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Ferguson, and four brothers, Emmit Ferguson, Albert Ferguson, Charlie Ferguson, and Rodger Ferguson.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital and entrusted to the White Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.