John Ferguson, 67, passed away on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his residence in Murphysboro, surrounded by his loved ones.
John is survived by his wife Alusha (Shields); two sons Johnny (wife Jamie) and Tracey (wife Heather); four grandchildren Jake, Collin, Colten and Josie; Brothers Steve, Jim Ted and A.J.;
sisters Nancy, Susie and Tara; Sister in law Rosemarie Calandro (husband C.J.); very close friend/brother Bobby Jo Wallace; a very special aunt Margaret Porter; and countless nephews and nieces.
John was preceded in death by his mother Norma and brother Bobby.
John was a member and "PER" of the Murphysboro Elks club, member of the Carbon Lake Club, an auxiliary member of the V.F.W. Post # 7190, and member of the Sons of the American Legion Post # 127, and Moose Lodge.
John always greeted you with a smile and was willing to sit down and stretch a story. John retired from the Murphysboro School District and also worked at Green's IGA.
There will be a celebration of life gathering for John at the Murphysboro Elks Lodge beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15th. The family invites all friends to join us for one last toast to "Ferg." In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Elks Children's Care Corporation, 1809 Shoemaker Drive, Murphysboro, IL 62966. For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.