Roy C. Ferguson

September 22, 2017

Roy C. Ferguson, 81, Kokomo, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 10:15 a.m. on Friday September 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 for National Homes in Lafayette during the late 1950’s where he learned his carpentry vocation. Additionally, he was employed as a milk carrier in Tipton during the 1960’s, a route supervisor with Dietzens bakery in Kokomo during the 1970’s, 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, The 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.

Visitation and Services

Visiting will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Family Worship Center, 1149 E. Center Road, Kokomo, Ind. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 1st at the Family Worship Center. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to the Family Worship Center Mission Outreach, P.O. Box 692, Kokomo, IN 46903.

Survived by:

In addition to his wife Marilyn, Roy is survived by his daughter Cindy Gard of Kokomo, son Brian Ferguson of 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 of Frankfort, Joe (Rita) Ferguson of Greencastle, sisters, Wilma Sellers, and Mary (Gordon) Cunningham, both of Frankfort and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, former son in-law, Randy (Tina) Kerr, and former daughter in-law, Melanie Ferguson.

Preceded by:

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.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Roy C. Ferguson”

  1. Brenda Bell September 23, 2017 at 11:35 am

    He will be missed! One of my favorite human beings! Love to all of you.

  2. Dennis Hawk September 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Roy was always good to our
    Family. We will miss him here, but we know he is in the presence of Jesus.
    Dennis & Brenda Hawk

  3. Martha (Wimborough) Goings September 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Marilyn – our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    Roger and Martha Goings

  4. Angela J Abresch-Mason September 23, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    I’m so sorry Marilyn, Brian and Cindy for the great loss of your blessed husband and father. We are praying for your family.

  5. Toni Hollis September 24, 2017 at 8:38 am

    The Lord strengthen the Ferguson family during this time. My heart goes out to you.

  6. Jan Ferguson Abbott September 24, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Sorry for your loss, wish I could be there, will be praying for you all.

  7. Kathy Cotton September 24, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Roy was a wonderful man who left the greatest legacy possible; love for God and love for his family. To Roy, love was always action, not just words.
    He will be greatly missed.

  8. Kimberly Dunbar September 24, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Blessings and love to PaPaw’s family. I am with you all in spirit.

    Hugh and Kimberly Morrow Dunbar

  9. Kathy & Doug September 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Roy Ferguson’s death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy.

  10. Butch & Eileen Huffer September 30, 2017 at 7:10 am

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  11. Sidney Bowman September 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Roy was a great inspiration to both Rhonda and I of what it meant to be a godly man. He will be sorely missed. Please accept our condolences and prayer that God will grant you all peace in the time of your loss.

    Sid and Rhonda Bowman

  12. Linda Gibson Benge October 2, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Our sincerest thoughts and prayers for your brother and for all your family.

  13. Connie (Lowder) Wagoner October 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss…

  14. Candice February 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I didn’t get to know Roy. Just have to say the few times I remember him through the many years, he was such a nice man. The last time I saw him was at my Mom’s funeral. (His cousin Carol). I’m praying for you sweet Marilyn, and your family. Candice

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