Marshall D. (“Marty”) Ferguson, 81, of Gap, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully from death into life on Saturday morning, June 6, 2015.
He was the husband of Lois J. Berkheimer Ferguson and the son of the late John Edward and Stella Victoria Myers Ferguson. Born in Pikeville, he was the first of his family to graduate from high school (Bledsoe County High School, Class of 1952) and attend college at Tennessee Temple College, Chattanooga. He joined the Marine Reserves before serving this great country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Tokyo, Japan.
Marshall was a member of Calvary Monument Bible Church, Paradise, Pennsylvania. He retired from Lukens Steel Company in 1998 after 37 years of faithful service. Marshall enjoyed hunting and fishing in his early years. In later years, golfing became his hobby and he was a member of the Lukens Golf Team. He loved music and had a contagious laugh.
Despite the disease that robbed his mind and body, Marshall is now whole and complete in heaven with his Savior, Jesus Christ.
In addition to his wife of nearly 59 years, he is survived by his three children: Barry L., husband of Cynthia (Westcott) Ferguson of Lititz, Pennsylvania, Larry J., husband of Debra (Pearson) Ferguson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Kimberly J., wife of Peter Anderson of New Holland,Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren: Heather Fleetman, (wife of Dr. Joshua Fleetman), Jill Lantz (wife of Mr. Taylor Lantz), David, Jonathan, and Joshua Ferguson; Emily, Tyler, and Carly Anderson; one great-grandson, Gavin Fleetman (and another soon to be born); a brother: Virgil G., husband of Grace (DeBord) Ferguson of Crossville, and a sister-in-law, Jean (Birdwell) Ferguson of Jasper, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives across the country.
He was preceded in death by 11 siblings: six brothers, Russell, Beachel, John, Joseph, Edward, Mitchell; and five sisters, Luella Hixson, Viola Frazier, Berta Ewing, Frances Ruth Ferguson, Cora Collins.
Marshall’s family deeply appreciates the care and concern shown him during his stay at Zerbe Sister’s Nursing Home.
Funeral service will take place on Friday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Monument Bible Church, 1660 Mine Road, Paradise PA 17562, with Pastor Robert Reid officiating. The interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
There will be a viewing on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Shivery Funeral Home, 111 Elizabeth Street, Christiana PA 17509 and again on Friday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Contributions can be made in his honor to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill PA 17011 or Calvary Monument Bible Church Missions Fund, 1660 Mine Road, Paradise, PA 17562.
Arrangements were entrusted to Shivery Funeral Home in Pennsylvania. shiveryfuneralhome.com