Lawrence Homer, Jr. (Tag) Ferguson – September 4, 1919/August 1, 2012

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Lawrence Homer Ferguson, Jr.

Lawrence Homer “Tag” Ferguson, Jr. passed away August 1, 2012.

He was born September 4, 1919 in Duncanville, Texas, the son of Lawrence Homer Ferguson, Sr. and Glenarah Brandenburg Ferguson.

He attended Duncanville Public Schools from First grade through his high school graduation. He played on Duncanville High School’s first football team. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a World War II veteran. He served in the South Pacific with the Second Marine Division and fought in Guadalcanal and Tarawa, among other places. He was injured and received 2 purple hearts. He spent 3 months in the hospital in Honolulu, and then upon returning to the States, was stationed at Quantico, VA as an Instructor Officer. He married the love of his life, Patsy Marie Morris Ferguson on September 1, 1945 in Washington, D.C. After working for Austin Building Company for 30 years, he co-started Tayson Construction Company where he worked until his retirement in 1984.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step mother, Ruby Ferguson; sisters, Jo Powers and Tookie Goldman; brothers, Delbert Ferguson and J.D. Barton, and nephew, Dee Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patsy; son, Lawrence Ferguson III (Lanny) and daughter-in-law, Donna; grandsons, Geoffrey Ryan Ferguson & wife, Lacey, and Gregory Blake Ferguson; great-grandson, Landon; sister, Billie Ferguson Ross, along with numerous nieces & nephews. He loved riding horses and calf roping and always led a very active life. He was a longtime member of the Duncanville Church of Christ. Above all though, he loved his family.

Funeral Service is 11:00 AM, Saturday August 4, 2012 at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville. Burial follows at Laurel Land Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home.