Billy Edward Ferguson July 16, 1927 ~ July 5, 2012

Billy E. Ferguson, 84, of Fayetteville passed away July 5, 2012, in Fayetteville.  He was born July 16, 1927, in Fayetteville to  Hosea and Mary McKee Ferguson.

He grew up in Fayetteville, graduating from University High School in 1945.  The same year he left for the Army to serve in WWII.  He returned home and in 1948 married his one true love, Maxine Bryant.

Dad worked in the automotive field for 17 years at Chandler Motors in Rogers,AR, but mostly as parts manager at Phillips Motor Company in Fayetteville.  In 1965 he began his 24 year career with the Postal Service in Fayetteville where he was a city carrier retiring in 1989.  He took great pride in his work, evidenced by cards and packages he received from his customers for several years after his retirement.  He was a member of Providence Baptist Church.  He also served on the Farmington School Board and was a longtime member of the Farmington Booster Club and other various organizations.

Dad was extremely proud of his family.  Some of his greatest moments were when daughter Becky was born after having four sons, and walking the Farmington High School sidelines watching those sons play football, listening to Bob Wills music and square dancing with Mom or catching those big catfish out of the White River.  Dad was truly a person that never met a stranger and was a very giving person and until his last days, always shared his sense of humor.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers at Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville for the care and compassion given to our Dad the last weeks of his life.

Dad was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, his mother and father, his brother, James Ferguson and sister, Virginia Graham, two great grandchildren and several brother and sister in laws.

He is survived by his children, Gary & Carol Ferguson of Fayetteville, Jim & Barbara Ferguson of St. Paul, Billy & Teresa Ferguson of Siloam Springs, Bryan Ferguson of Fayetteville, and Becky & Doug Smith of Evansville. Two sister-in-laws, Phyllis Ferguson of Prairie Grove and Margerite Bryant of Uniontown, and brother-in-law, Don Graham of Okmulgee, Ok, 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.on Monday, July 9 at Beards Funeral Home in Fayetteville, with  Paul Woodhouse and Paul Young  officiating.  Burial will follow in FarmingtonCemetery.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m.until 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

The family asks that memorials may be made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville.

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    Heather & David Preston » 06. Jul, 2012

    I will always remember Uncle Bill and his great stories. He is now at peace with Aunt Max and Grandma and Papa. I am thinking of y’all and praying that this be a time of peace and encouragement in God’s word. Sending our love to all of you.

    Heather (Van Brunt) & Dave Preston

    Karla and Gerald Van Brunt » 06. Jul, 2012

    Uncle Bill always had a story to tell anyone he met! He will be missed and remembered, our hearts and prayers will remain with your family. God Bless.

    Mike and Barbara Flynt » 07. Jul, 2012

    Our prayers go out to all the Ferguson family.

    Shannon Cook Meaders » 07. Jul, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Les Baker » 08. Jul, 2012

    So sorry to hear that we lost a good friend. Will always remember playing cards with Bill, Max and Abbie. Prayers for the family.

    clifford ward » 08. Jul, 2012

    Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. I enjoyed talking with Bill when he was delivering mail at the VA hospital. He always had some good stories to tell.
    Just be thankful that you had him for so long and remember the good times. You are in my prayers.