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Roy C. Ferguson, 81, Kokomo, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 10:15 a.m. Friday Sept. 22, 2017 at home, surrounded by his wife and family. Roy was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, on April 11, 1936, to the late William Denton and Irene (Fish) Ferguson. The family moved north and settled in Clinton County, Indiana.
Roy was a 1956 graduate of Frankfort High School. On July 27, 1956, he married Marilyn J. Everman at Trinity United Methodist Church in Frankfort. They lived in Frankfort, Lafayette, and Tipton, Indiana, before moving to Kokomo in 1965.
Roy worked during the late 1950s for National Homes in Lafayette, where he learned his carpentry vocation. Additionally, he was employed as a milk carrier in Tipton during the 1960s, a route supervisor with Dietzen's Bakery in Kokomo during the 1970s, before spending 30 years in the carpentry trade and retiring as a member of the Carpenters Union Local 615. Roy was a highly sought-after and respected craftsman. He stated that his most rewarding professional accomplishment was realized with his work involved in the construction of Family Worship Center church located on Center Road in Kokomo.
Roy was an enthusiastic sports fan who followed Indiana University, Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Reds, The Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, and NASCAR auto racing.
Roy and Marilyn were avid travelers, having visited all 50 states, as well as the countries of Mexico and Brazil. In retirement Roy and Marilyn travelled in their RV to several NASCAR venues, as well as wintering in Port Aransas, Texas, before settling in Apache Junction, Arizona, where they developed lifelong relationships.
Roy was a faithful servant of God, openly sharing his personal story and Christ's love with others. He was a 35-year member of the Family Worship Center, where he served proudly as an elder to Pastor James Bradley and the congregation of the church.
Roy was an honored husband, dad, papaw and pap who was selflessly devoted to his family. He enjoyed teaching, leading and serving as wise counsel to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A personal bond was developed with each of them through his tireless sacrifice and unconditional love.
In addition to his wife, Marilyn, Roy is survived by his daughter, Cindy Gard, Kokomo; son, Brian Ferguson, Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Christina (Monty) Arvin, Amber (Ryan) Sagarsee, Bethany (Scott) Morrow, Jocelyn Ferguson, Jessica (Joshua) Miller, Jacinda (Joshua Jenkins) Ferguson, great-grandchildren, Daulton Arvin, Madelyn Morrow, Gavin Miller, Isabella Miller, Azalea Jenkins, and Gabriella Sagarsee; brothers, Robert (Carolyn) Ferguson, Frankfort, Joe (Rita) Ferguson, Greencastle; sisters, Wilma Sellers, and Mary (Gordon) Cunningham, both of Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews. Additionally surviving are former son in-law, Randy (Tina) Kerr, and former daughter in-law, Melanie Ferguson.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Willie Thomas Ferguson; brothers-in-law, Charles Sellers, Bill Everman; son-in-law, Dr. Richard Gard; and dear friend, Larry Sedwick.
Visiting will be 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Family Worship Center, 1149 E. Center Road. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Family Worship Center. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort.
Memorial donations may be made to the Family Worship Center Mission Outreach, P.O. Box 692, Kokomo, IN 46903. Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, is assisting the family with arrangements. You are invited to visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message for the family.
Published on September 25, 2017
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