Harvie B. Ferguson

Harvie B. Ferguson

June 3, 1941 - April 3, 2013

Harvie B. Ferguson

June 3, 1941 - April 3, 2013


Because our heavenly Father expressed His wonderful love for us by giving His Son to die for our ungodly ways, let us focus on all the love He has taught us in this short life and be thankful for His promise of eternal life with no sorrow or pain for those who have come to accept that precious gift. Harvie B. Ferguson of Murfreesboro, TN was born on June 3, 1941 in Columbus, KY. He survived by his wife of 37 years, suzanne of Murfreesboro, TN and daughter, Celeste of Smyrna, TN. Harvie was preceded in death by his parents: Earl B. Ferguson, Martin, TN and Jewell Martin Feguson, Walla Walla, WA. Harvie is survived by brothers: Earl J. Ferguson, Lewiston, ID, Denzel Ferguson, McEwen, TN, Jerry Ferguson, Grangeville, ID, Freddie Ferguson, Martin, TN, Leamon Ferguson, Palmersville, TN, and Terry Ferguson, Dresden, TN. He is survived by sisters: Judith Judy Ferguson Usrey, Martin, TN, Lavinia, Ferguson Rudolphi, Socttsboro, AL and Pansy Ferguson Park, College Place, WA. Harvie has 18 nieces and nephews. At age 18, Harvie enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from September 11th, 1959 to September 10th, 1963. He left with an honorable discharge and rank F-4. Harvie loved to read on a variety of topics but especially loved history. He was very proud of his Cherokee and Blackfoot Native American heritage, and grew up in the country where he was able to use his Indian “instincts” often while hunting, fishing etc. Harvie was a very loving husband and father. We had a wonderful time homeschooling Celeste. While I taught the academics, sewing and gardening, Celeste excelled in piano and like her father, loved to sing. Often on weekends we would explore some new beautiful national park and Harvie and Celeste would enjoy “helping” mom hike through the woods and climb rocks and cliffs all the while she was praying for help from above not to slip! Harvie taught Celeste how to fish, cut wood, drive a tractor, and work on cars and other things around the house. We have been very blessed to live in a country setting and enjoy the animals that surround us. When off to work, on his way to the car, Harvie would say hello to Barney, a jack mule, and Barney would bray back to him a good morning also! So many farm animals and domestic pets brightened our lives. Harvie and Celeste had a special connection with animals. Like us, they know when they are loved. I could count on a bouquet of the first blooming daffodils in February. Harvie showed us the details of nature throughout his life. It was wonderful to step outside and know which birds were in the neighborhood by sight and sound. Often he would call our attention to the night sky. In short, our lives became so much fuller by a simple life with our love for God, nature and one another. The cross showed us the importance of forgiving and loving. Harvie is irreplaceable. He will always be in my mind and heart and I look forward to Christ’s soon coming so that we will once again be united in a love for each other that only the language of heaven can express. In liews of flowers, those who wish may contribute to a living memorial perennial garden and flagpole flying the nations flag and the air force flag. Mailing address may be obtioned by contacting wife or daughter by phone, email or facebook. In closing, I pray all who have read this understand or will learn what these following words mean, that you also may be comforted at the loss of a loved one. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Burial arrangements still to be decided.

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18 responses to Harvie B. Ferguson

  1. Rene Reyes says:

    I am deeply sad for the loss of your father. Please accept my heartfelt condolence. Be strong Celeste, I am praying for you and your mom.

  2. Celeste and family, you are in my prayers and thought. I am so sorry for your loss. I didnt personally know your father but thru your love for him Celeste he sounds like he was a special person.

  3. Thank you all for all the kind words and all.Focus on the good and rejoice in those memories and blessings for some people never have good times. A special gift to you all from one of Celeste’s friends can be found on www.youtube.com under Mr Ferguson Memorial.

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