Terry H. Ferguson / July 3, 1941-Jan. 3, 2011

Published 11:50 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Terry’s life began on July 3, 1941, in Dowagiac, the son of Harmon L. and Helen (Harmon) Ferguson.

Terry H. Ferguson

Terry H. Ferguson

He was a 1959 graduate of Dowagiac Central High School and attended Lake Michigan College.

Terry was united in marriage to Sharilyn Chapman on Sept. 29, 1963, in Dowagiac.

He was employed by American Electric Power for 38 years as a lineman and started his career working for the power plant in the City of Dowagiac.

Terry loved to coach youth baseball and rocket football.

He continued to coach even after his children outgrew the programs.

He was a fisherman and loved to play golf.

Terry was proud of his yard and especially his beautiful flowers.

His loving family includes: his children Todd (Kimberly) Ferguson of Paragould, Ark., Tamera L. O’Brien of Dowagiac and Timothy (LaTonia) Ferguson of Mishawaka, Ind.; grandchildren, DeAnna Souers, Aaron Ferguson, Andrew Ferguson, Nathan Ferguson, Brent O’Brien, Brittany O’Brien, Brady O’Brien and Timothy Harmon Jr.; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Souers and Aiden Souers; sister, Sally (Jim) Closson of Cassopolis; father-in-law, Keith Chapman of Kalamazoo; and brother-in-law, Barrie (Pam) Chapman of Portage.

Terry passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, in Berrien Springs. He was 69. He is preceded in death by his wife Sharilyn in 2008.

Terry’s family will gather with friends on Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at Yazel and Clark Chapel, where his funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday led by Pastor Jon Den Houter of First Christian Church.

He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Crohn’s (CCFA) Foundation at info@ccfa.org.  Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Terry at www.yazel-clark.com.