Loren Wayne Ferguson

Loren Wayne Ferguson

Loren Wayne Ferguson, 91, of Anna, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at his home. 

He was born on Oct. 17, 1931, in Balcom, the son of Glenn and Mae Carter Ferguson.  

In his youth, he embarked on what would be a life-long career as an over-the-road semi-truck driver and owner of his own trucking company, Ferguson Trucking. 

His CB handle was “Bandit,” which was inscribed on his personal semi-truck and also given to his gasoline station, “Bandit One” Shell. 

His loving family have fond memories of accompanying him in his semi-truck during his many travels throughout the years. 

He also loved spending time at home on his farm and caring for his many animals. He was a beloved husband and father.

He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church. He was thankful for all of the blessings in his life and grateful the Lord protected and watched over him for all of these years.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela (Lingle) Ferguson; a son, Danny Wayne Ferguson, of Anna; three daughters, Cathy Lynn (Charlie) Mason of Murphysboro, Laurie Ann (Allen) Young of Charleston, S.C., and Lorna Mae Ferguson of Anna; two granddaughters, Lindsey (Aaron) Ackland of St. Louis and Jenny (Troy) Jones of Murphysboro; one grandson, Joshua Cain, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several great-grandchildren. 

Other survivors include a half-sister, Violet Ferguson, of Anna; sister-in-law Pat Ferguson; brother-in-law Roger (Rosalind) Lingle; sister-in-law Cynthia Kern, all of Dongola; and brother-in-law David Lingle, of Austin, Texas; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dean Ferguson; a sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Bill Hutchison; half-brothers Rodney Ferguson and Roy Ferguson; a grandson, Michael Wayne Ferguson; a granddaughter, Amy Jo Stanton; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Janet and Roy Johnson; and a brother-in-law, Kyle Kern. 

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Dec. 6, at noon at Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery south of Anna, with the Rev. LaRue Parr officiating.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or to the Big Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola was in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.

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