Richard K. “Dick” “Fergy” Ferguson, 96, of St. Clairsville, OH formerly of Bridgeport, OH died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Forest Hill Nursing Home, St. Clairsville.
He was born July 20, 1921 in Fairpoint, OH a son of the late Glenn and Grace Giffen Ferguson.
Dick was retired from Ohio Bell and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, in recent years, attended Calvary Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville.
He was a member of the Golden Bowlers Team, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Ohio Bell Telephone Pioneers, St. Clairsville Lions Club, Buckeye Christian Group and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Signal Corp during WWII.
Dick loved to travel. He would pack his van and head out for a journey. Over the years, he traveled to all 48 mainland states, Alaska and throughout Canada.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois R. Thomas Ferguson in 2004; a son, Richard Ferguson; two brothers, James and Robert Ferguson; three infant brothers, Donald, David and John Glenn Ferguson.
Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca S. “Becky” Kinney of Bridgeport and her companion Frank Papini; a sister, Eleanor Found of Buffalo, NY; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Gene Thomas of Wheeling, WV; a special friend, Nancy Davis and family of St. Clairsville; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 1-5 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville. Friends will be received on Monday from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at Calvary Presbyterian Church, St. Clairsville with Rev. James Hoff and Rev. Terry Lucarelli officiating.
Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH where full Military Honors will be conducted by the Belmont County Veterans Association.
His daughter Becky would like to thank the staff at Forest Hill Nursing Home and the staff at Medi Home Hospice for the compassionate and loving care they gave her father.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Clairsville Food Pantry in care of First Presbyterian Church 110 South Marietta Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 or by going to “TMCFunding.com”
Share your thoughts and memories of Dick with his family at www.beckaltmeyer.com