Emery Frank Ferguson, Jr. passed away from this life on Monday, December 7, 2020 at his home in Mustang, Oklahoma. His memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation are in charge of arrangements.
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Born on March 5, 1937 to Emery Frank Ferguson and Reva Rosamund (Good) Ferguson, he grew up in rural Glencoe OK, graduating from Eureka High School in 1955. He attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, where he participated in the Air Force ROTC and graduated with a Bachelor Of Science degree. During that time, he married Zola M. Porter on December 1, 1957. They were married for 51 years.
He entered the US Air Force upon graduation and achieved the rank of Captain before receiving an honorable discharge and joining American Airlines in 1966 as a flight engineer based in Nashville, TN. While with American Airlines he attended the Nashville YMCA Night Law School and graduated with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. He practiced family law for many years, first in Shelbyville, TN and then in Greenville, TX after relocating there in 1981. He retired from American Airlines as a Captain in 1997 after 31 years.
After Zola (Porter) Ferguson’s passing in 2008, he married Maruca (Kahn) Ferguson on October 25, 2009. They were married for 11 years.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Sandra R. Ferguson.
He is survived by his wife, Maruca (Kahn) Ferguson, daughters Teresa G. Ferguson and Lea J. (Ferguson) Marlborough, stepdaughters Melissa L. (Price) Kumnick and Patricia L. (Price) Rees; sisters Judith L. (Ferguson) Bowman and Renee D. (Ferguson) Butler; brothers Billy D. Ferguson and Ronald L. Ferguson, as well as 2 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren.