Larry Joe Ferguson

Died: Wed., Mar. 13, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 15, 2013
Location: Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 16, 2013
Location: Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home

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On March 13, 2013 at 4:20A, my best friend and husband, Larry Joe Ferguson, known to many as Peanut, age 64, released his loving hand from mine as he reached out and took the hand of Jesus. It's heartbreaking for those he left behind, but what a glorious day for him.  He has fought a brave, courageous battle against kidney cancer for 5 years, and has finally been set free.  Larry was the kindest, most gentle, loving man, who loved the Lord and his family with all of his heart.  He is now walking on those golden streets of heaven where he will no longer experience pain, suffering, tears or chemo treatments. 

Larry was born on August 1, 1948 to Frank and Louann (Mouk) Ferguson, who preceded him in death.  Larry is survived by his loving wife, Margie J Ferguson, and was a wonderful father to 9 children who also survive: Rachel Bowser, Larry J Ferguson I, Christina VanHoose, April Winemiller, Theresa Kleinhans, Sonya Bolin, Tracey J Brown, and Thomas and Travis VanVoorhis.  He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He will be sadly missed by so many.   

Larry is a 1966 graduate of Sidney High School, and served in the United States Navy until he was honorably discharged on March 5, 1969.  He received a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon.

He loved sports, and was a big Ohio State fan.  He coached little league ball, and was actively involved in sports of all kinds in his younger days.  In his later years he enjoyed dining out, attending his grandchildren's sports events, spending time with family, and going on mini-vacations with his wife and family. One of his favorite places was Paducah, KY, where we became engaged to be married.   Larry was a dedicated employee at Leroi Dresser in Sidney, OH for 22 years. 

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with Larry's dear friend, John Lyke officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in memory of Larry Joe Ferguson. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Ferguson family at our website,

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Sharon Whited
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Ferguson family.

Sharon & Larry Whited

Gene Holloway
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Sorry to hear about Larry's passing.praying for the family.Gene.

Phil Elmore
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
I'm so glad I had the opportunity to know Peanut and work along side of him for many years in the church. I always considered him a friend. He will be missed.

Tom & Susan Evilsizor
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
Our sympathy for your loss. As a 1966 graduate I knew Larry but did not hang out with him. It is of great assurance that we will be able to seet him again when our ministry here on Earth is done.

Jim Miller
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
My prayers and thoughts for Margie and the family for your loss.

Shelly Kittle
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
My heart goes out to all of you kids, April, Rachel, Larry & Christina. May you find peace in knowing he no longer suffers. I am praying for you all. Shelly

Stephanie Doty
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Margie and Family, I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. I can only imagine your grief . . . . Although I did not know Larry, I attended Sidney High School until 1964 and still have fond memories of that time. You and your loved ones are in my heart and prayers. With love, Stephanie

Sonya Bolin
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
I am one of Margies daughters and Larry was a great addition to our family. What a wonderful person.He was kind, funny and loved taking pictures and video taping our family events. We will miss that and we will miss him dearly.

Kathy Martin (Massengill)
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
My Prayers and thoughts go out to all the family. I went to school with Travis and Tracey and seeing the pictures and the kind things they write about there parents on facebook I know Larry was well loved and appreciated. May God bring you so much comfort, my heart goes out to you all.

Tim Spradlin
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
To margie and family....Words can not take the pain away of losing such a great man as larry...He was not just a father in law to me...he was my true friend....In life if you can say you had one true friend its a blessing that most of us never see in life...but anyone who knew larry got that blessing..I will miss my friend as i no all of you will.but i will never forget him.Truly sorry for your loss....Tim Spradlin....

Deb Pool
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless. Prayers for the family.

Rhonda Waters
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
May God be with you Margie,and your family,during your time of loss of your precious Larry. I love you all. May you rest in peace, Larry.

Karen Burt
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Dear Aunt Margie and all my cousins, I am so sorry for the loss of Larry. I wish I had words to comfort you, but I know each of you knows where to find those words. My prayers and my thoughts are with each of you. May God comfort you now and always. Much love to you all.

Lori Raymond
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Dear Margie & family..I'm so very sorry to hear about Larry. My heart hurts for you all but we know he would want us to celebrate. He is living out his faith & we are left to comfort each other. I'm so thankful I had met Larry when you put on his benefit years ago. Meeting your whole family & spending the day with you all is proof of the love & sense of family you all have. Praying you find comfort in the knowing of his complete healing and that you will be together again. Love in Christ - Lori..

Scott Frantom
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thoughts and prayers.

Scott Frantom and Family

Virginia Jergens
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Beloved Margie,
Please know that part of that great river of love that is flowing to you and your family from friends near and far comes from me with love and deepest sympathy, Virginia

Donna Warner
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Thank you Peanut for being a part of our lives. Memories of our times together as family will be sweetly and often humorously remembered as those were the good times. To your family I would add that I am glad you had time with him as well and to know you will always have your memories to draw on when you feel you miss him most .Rest in Peace Cousin Larry.

Christie Snider
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Margie and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts as always are with you and your family especially during this difficult time.

Christie Snider
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
Rachel and family, Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I hate to hear this but we all know he is no longer suffering. Take Care, Christie Snider

Jim Davis
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
So sorry to hear about Peanut passing,,you won't have to worry about cancer any more brother,Going to miss you,,

Linda Mouk Gaston
   Posted Sat March 16, 2013
So sorry to hear of Peanuts death. I did not know of his passing until Saturday morning when I saw it in the Piqua paper. I too have some very fond memories of him as we were growing up.

Linda Gaston, Cindy Parke and Dena Schneider
(John Mouk Girls)

Marti (Cates) Berger
   Posted Sun March 17, 2013
Dear Marge and family, so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Peanut and I grew up in the same area but it had been years since our paths had crossed. I'm grateful that I saw you two a couple of years ago and Larry and I had a chance to talk for a few minutes. He was a great guy and will be deeply missed by all. God Bless!

Randy Allen
   Posted Mon March 18, 2013
To Ferguson Family,

I am sorry to hear the loss of your father, I had many conversations with him when me and my father lived on Hayes Street. I know he loved his Kids and Grandkids dearly!

My thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time!

Margie Ferguson
   Posted Wed March 27, 2013
My dear sweet Larry,
It was just 2 weeks ago this morning that you left me, and went home to be with the Lord, but it seems like I haven't seen you or heard your voice in a year. I miss you and ache for you more than I ever have anyone, and I just need to write down and hope you will know, how very much I love you and miss you. I know I'll see you again in Heaven soon, but until then, just know that my love for you will never die. Keep watching for me, cause I'll be there soon.
Your loving wife,

Margie Ferguson
   Posted Sat April 13, 2013
To My Dearest Larry,
It was a month ago today that you left this life, and joined Jesus to start living your eternal life. There are no words to describe how empty I feel, how badly my heart hurts, and how empty I feel without you. I know I'll join you someday soon, and that makes it possible to make it through each day.
I love you with all of my heart, and I always will.
Until we meet again,
Your Loving Wife, Margie ♥♥♥

Margie Ferguson
   Posted Tue September 17, 2013
It's been 6 months and 4 days now since you left me and went to be with the Lord. I didn't know 6 months could be so long, and the only thing that keeps me going is that I know I'll see you someday soon in Heaven, and we will both be young and healthy again just like when we met the first time at age 14. I love you, and will see you soon ♥

Margie Ferguson
   Posted Sat March 15, 2014
It's now been 1 year that you left us to go Home to be with your Father. I didn't know a year could be so long, but I know we'll be meeting again soon.
Love & Missing You,
Your Loving Wife ♥


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