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James David Ferguson, 82 – Passed November 27, 2018

  James David Ferguson, 82, of Houston, Missouri, passed away on November 27, 2018 at his home.

He was born on March 3, 1936 in Raymondville, Missouri, the son of Clarence and Susie (Copeland) Ferguson.

Jim was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Skaggs in September 1960 after serving abroad in the U.S. Army. He supported his family by doing auto body work and serving as an auxiliary officer in the Eureka Police Department. He was a jolly man who never met a stranger; chances are you would hear his boisterous laugh long before you seen him. In later years, he enjoyed spending time at the senior center with his friends and played a mean game of pool and shuffleboard.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Barbara Ann.

He is survived by his children, William “Bill” Ferguson and wife Tina of Raymondville, Suzanne Diekmann and husband Doug of Union, Missouri, and Todd Ferguson and wife Donna of High Ridge, Missouri. He was a dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and just a good ol’ boy. He will be missed by all who shared his life.

Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Houston with Pastor Russ Stigall officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at