Layard Glenn "Fergie" Ferguson
Birth:   Jun. 22, 1914
Shannon County
Missouri, USA
Death:   Jun. 4, 2007
Shannon County
Missouri, USA
Layard Glenn "Fergie" Ferguson was born June 22, 1914 at Little Shawnee Creek in Shannon County, MO, the son of John B. Ferguson and Syntha (Hart) Ferguson. He passed away June 4, 2007 peacefully at his home in Winona, MO at the age of 92 years.
He was united in marriage to his companion of many years, Mary Lee Kempter, on May 7, 2003 at Ash Flat, AR.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his five brothers, Veros Ferguson, Loris Ferguson, Euel Ferguson, Denver Ferguson, Shannon Ferguson and four sisters, Georgia Porkorny, Dixie Janke, Jeano Douglas and Virginia Dickerson.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Ferguson, of Winona; one son, Dennis Ferguson and wife, Senora, of Rifle, CO; two daughters, Sonya Vassells and husband, Larry, of Glendale, AZ and Lyda Georgia Manning of Marion, IL; one sister, Mana Kempfer of Arnold, MO; two step daughters, Bonnie Jo Derryberry and husband, Daniel, of Winona, MO; Deborah Clement and husband, Richard, of Toms River, NJ and one stepson, Daryle Newsome Sr. and wife, Christine, of Winona, MO; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
Fergie graduated from Eminence High School and later attended one year of Bible College. He served in the United States Navy as a Seabee where he did deep sea diving. Fergie worked as a supervisor for Singer Sewing Machine Company for over 35 years until he retired. During his career at Singer, he was awarded Top Salesman, and he enjoyed traveling on the many trips he was awarded. His greatest enjoyment was "trading". Everyone knew he enjoyed this hobby of trading everything from horses to cars. He would tell people he would trade anything but his dogs and his wife. His favorite reply when asked the cost of something was "Whatever is fair". In fact, his family had a jacket made for him with that expression. Fergie was a 50 year Mason and belonged to the Eminence Masonic Lodge 607. He attended the House of Prayer Church in Winona, MO.
Graveside Memorial Services were held Friday, June 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethany Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO with Bro. Archie Taylor officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.