32, of Olney, formerly of Oblong, IL.
VISITATION: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at the First Christian Church, 206 North Range St., Oblong, IL.
CELEBRATION OF JUSTIN’S LIFE SERVICE: 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church, 206 North Range St., Oblong, IL with Bro Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Mound Cemetery, rural Jasper County.
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY: The family request in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Educational Fund for Brooklyn Sue Ferguson, C/O First National Bank of Olney, Oblong location, with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.
Justin K. “Fergy” Ferguson, 32, of Olney, IL, formerly of Oblong, IL, died Tuesday, August 19, 2014. His death is being investigated by the Richland County Coroner’s Department.
Justin was born on April 25, 1982 in Robinson, IL and was the son of Larry Dean Ferguson and Jane Thompson Ferguson Goss. On March 31, 2012 he married Heather Dawn McClure and she survives.
Justin was employed as a farm hand at Keller Grain and Livestock, Willow Hill, IL.; he was baptized at First Christian Church of Oblong, IL; a graduate with the OHS Class of 2000 where he was active in the Oblong FFA while in school; an avid toy tractor collector, dragging his family to toy tractor museums and toy tractor auctions; and he loved to take his daughter, Brooklyn, 4-wheeling. Justin just loved being outside, farming, and tinkering with anything.
Justin is survived by his wife, Heather; his daughter Brooklyn Sue, who is still at home; his parents: his mother Jane and step-father Terry Goss, Oblong, IL and his father Larry Ferguson, Willow Hill, IL; one brother, Dylan Goss of Oblong, IL; one sister and brother-in-law Lindsay “Nikki” and Joshua Madlem, Mt. Carmel, IL; step-brother and step sister-in-law Jeremiah and Tina Goss of Effingham, IL; step-sister and step-brother-in-law Terri Lynn (Goss) and Brent Parker, Oblong, IL; grandparents Jim and Mary Alice Ferguson, Oblong, IL; grandmother Donna Ferguson, Willow Hill, IL; mother-in-law Becky McClure, Noble, IL.; brother-in-law Jerry Hough and companion Carrie Deisher, West Salem, IL; 8 niece and nephews; several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Preceding Justin in death were his grandfather Leroy Ferguson; step-grandparents Joe and Madeline Goss; great-grandfather Bill Thompson, who got Justin stared with tractors.
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