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Jerry Wayne Ferguson

October 12, 1949 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Jerry Ferguson Obituary

In loving memory of Jerry Wayne Ferguson

On January 8, 2024, Jerry Wayne Ferguson, age 74, passed away peacefully in the company of his devoted family. Born on October 12, 1949, in Canyon, Texas, Jerry was the beloved son of Morris and Nannie Ferguson. He leaves behind a legacy of warmth, kindness, and cherished memories.

Jerry was a devoted husband to Linda (Allen) Ferguson of Amarillo, Texas; a loving father to Robert Ferguson of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and a proud grandfather to Leila Ferguson and Riordan Ferguson of Lakewood, Colorado.

Jerry's educational journey began at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind in Colorado Springs, where he graduated in 1970. A tenacious learner, he continued his studies at Pike Peak Community College and Amarillo College, honing his skills as a draftsman. His commitment to education was evident in his professional journey with Southwest Public Services and Utility Engineering Corp., as well as Zachary Engineering, where he contributed before his well-deserved retirement.

In 2011, Jerry was honored with the honor of being inducted into the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind Hall of Fame. This honor was bestowed upon him as a result of his remarkable accomplishments in the sports of football and track and field. In 1967, Jerry established the school's record for the shot discus: 136 feet, 11 inches. These records have not been surpassed in the past 55 years. Over four years, from 1965 to 1969, he earned letters in both football and track, and he qualified for the state championship in track twice, in 1968 and 1969.

A man of unwavering faith, Jerry's close relationship with God was the foundation of his life. Actively participating in the Amarillo Deaf Church and as a former parishioner of Silent Hands Deaf Chapel, both in Amarillo, Jerry found solace in worship and listening to God's gospel. He shared his love for God with others.

Jerry's life was a testament to generosity, joy, and the love he shared with everyone he met. Whether through his faith, involvement in the Deaf Men Conference and Deaf Choir, or as an enthusiast for the Christian Motorcycle Association, Jerry traversed the Midwest and Far West to hear God's gospel. Those who knew him will remember his infectious laughter, unwavering optimism, and unwavering commitment to family. Jerry touched the hearts of those fortunate enough to know him.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Nannie and Morris Ferguson. Those able to carry on his legacy include two of his brothers, Maurice Ferguson of Amarillo, Texas, and Bobby Joe Ferguson and his wife Angela of Ponder, Texas, in addition to two of his sisters, Debbie Grant and her husband Jeff of Runaway Bay, Texas, and Cecilia Hall of Plainview, Texas. His favorite niece, Madelyn Auwen, and her husband, Daryl Auwen of Pampa, Texas,

The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday January 12, 2023 at the funeral home. A funeral service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held on January 13, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Amarillo Deaf Church. Friends and family are invited to join in honoring his memory. Services will be livestreamed and can be viewed by following the link provided. https://www.facebook.com/amarillodeafchurch/

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Amarillo Deaf Church, 3817 Holiday Dr., Amarillo, TX, 79109, as a tribute to Jerry's compassionate spirit.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 12, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cox Rowley Funeral Home

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 13, 2024

2:00 PM
Amarillo Deaf Church
3817 Holiday Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109

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