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PRINCETON — James Robert Ferguson, 75, of Princeton passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Princeton Community Hospital.
James was born February 5, 1942 at Gardner, he was the son of the late Thomas Jesse Ferguson & Ruby Lucille Rowland Ferguson.
James was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, while serving he was combat wounded and received a Purple Heart Medal, he continued to serve his country for 20 years with the U.S. Army where he retired as a CW2. After his retirement from the Army, he worked for Downard Hydraulics for 15 years before moving on to the U.S. Post Office. He was of the Methodist faith and had attended Peaceful Valley Church. James belonged to several groups including the Black Knight Organization (3/5 cav) and Blue-Gray Chapter 628 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, being his most cherished.
Those left to cherish him, his wife of 49 years, Diana Dean Ferguson, son Thomas J. Ferguson & longtime companion Misty Hill, daughters: Melissa A. White & husband Bill, Tammy S. Sizemore & husband Weaver, Sister, Sandra Kay Oxley & husband Fred, Grandchildren: Joshua Gray & wife Sabrina, Matthew Gray & companion Alexandria Campbell, Tyler Ruble & companion Chelsey Meadows, Zachary Ruble, and Isabel Munos, Great-grandchildren: Sawyer Gray, Peyton & Tylee Ruble, Nephews; Brian Oxley & wife Kim, Steven Oxley & companion Michael Paxton, & Connor Oxley. Niece, Kaitlyn Oxley and a host of aunts & uncles.
Services to celebrate the life of James Ferguson will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 31, 2017 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Johnny W. Gray & Fred Oxley speaking. Burial will follow in the Roland Cemetery at Gardner with Military Honors provided by the Mercer County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call Thursday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
Friends & family will serve as pallbearers.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be, Dave Heinle and the members of VVA Chapter 628.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Blue/Gray Chapter 628, Vietnam Veterans of America, P.O. Box 5295, Princeton WV 24740.
Published on March 28, 2017
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