In Memoriam : Dwayne Ferguson

Dwayne L. Ferguson - age: 74
(June 18, 1937 to May 03, 2012 )
Resident of Exeter, California

Visitation Information:
Services will be Tuesday May 8th at 10:00 am at Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel, family graveside services to follow. The family invites everyone to the Visalia Moose Lodge for lunch and a photo tribute to Fergie’s life.

Dwayne L. Ferguson, 74, of Exeter passed away May 3, 2012. Fergie died peacefully with his sister Joyce and her husband Dennis and daughter Robin at his bed side. He fought his Lymphoma cancer for 5 years and always remained positive that he would beat it. Fergie was the second child born to Everett and Ada Ferguson in Putnam Oklahoma, on June 18, 1937. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Herbert, and sister Wanda Lou Keeling.

He is survived by his brother Gene Ferguson of Exeter, and sisters Joyce Cockburn of Visalia, and Delphine Rubly of Long Beach, also 10 nephews and 2 nieces; his 5 children; Richard Ferguson of Clovis, Ronald Ferguson of Visalia, Randall Ferguson of Fountain Valley, and daughters Robin Ferguson of Exeter and Shari Doty of Pittsburg, CA; 2 Stepsons Jason and Brandon Ferguson of Henderson, NV.; 10 Grandchildren; Scott Ferguson of N.Y., Brett Ferguson of Clovis, Misti Daleman, Mindy Garland, and Kelsey Dowdle all of Visalia. Blake, Shawn and Candice of Pittsburg, CA along with Reagan and Mikayla of Henderson, Nevada.; 6 Great grandchildren all of Visalia: Kaleb Stryd, Rylinn Daleman, Nolan, Reagan,Brooklan, and Madison Garland, and baby boy Dowdle due to arrive Sept, 4 2012.

Fergie had many friends. He bowled on many teams, taught handicapped children how to bowl, coached Robin’s Bobby Sox softball team, and went on to have a traveling softball team called, Fergie’s Stingers, taking first place in many tournaments. Fergie was a member of the Nazarene Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose where he had many friends. He loved fishing and going to Custom Auction on Saturday evenings.

Michaele Gerard - May 6, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
We were very sorry to hear of Dwayne's passing. We have many good memories of Dwayne from year's past. Hope the family is doing okay after the loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Glen and Michaele Gerard Bill and Carolyn Nieman

Rick Ferguson - May 7, 2012Contact this person Contact this person
Our father loved his family, although it was hard for him to express it. He grew in a time in which men didn't talk about feelings. What some may interpret as indifference was clearly his wanting his children to make it on their own, as he was taught. There were subtle ways in which he showed his love and support, like buying me my first typewriter as I worked on the school newspaper and later studied journalism. He taught us to be independent, which is shown in his descendents, which include business owners, two teachers, and a West Point graduate. Our father's legacy is best shown in his grandchildren, all of whom have been successful students who are creating their own legacies.