Ricky Lynn Ferguson
Ricky Lynn "Fergie" Ferguson age 69, of Ottumwa, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at MercyOne in Des Moines. He was born on April 8, 1950 to Glenn Louis and Esther Louise (Stater) Ferguson.
Rick attended schools in Ottumwa and graduated with the class of 1968. He married Karen North on October 12, 1974. They were blessed with two daughters, April and Cayle. Rick was a truck driver for most his life, driving under various companies such as North American Van Lines/ Young Transfer, Mayflower, and then worked for Hormel so he could watch his children grow. After the closure of Hormel; he then worked for Norris Asphalt where he started teaching others how to pass their CDL. Lastly, driving for Mike Brooks incorporated and Walmart in Mt. Pleasant.
He grew up with a passion for sports, playing football, baseball, wrestling, and boxing. He won the 1971 Iowa Heavy Weight Golden Gloves. He was a drummer in the band "Sounds of Soul". He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and arrowhead hunting, doing these activities with his friends Al & Dave Jones and Jerry Postlewaite. He raced motocross, winning various types of trophies. He was an avid pool player which he played professionally until he had his strokes. He felt his biggest accomplishment in life was his daughters and be able to coach softball, he was one of the few to start the travel softball in Ottumwa. He never had any sons, but God blessed him with grandsons and the best son-in-laws he could ask for. He was very proud of them. Rick will also be remembered for his great sense of humor.
He is survived by wife, Karen Ferguson of Ottumwa; daughters, April (Michael) Shilkus of Ottumwa, Cayle (David) Rowland of Ottumwa; grandchildren, Trysten Ferguson (Dezaray Dugger), Brandon Workman (Destiny McKay), Ethan Hernandez, Brenton Rowland, Cheyanne Bartlett; two great grandchildren, Sabrina Ferguson, Aubrey Rose McKay; one sister, Vickie Ferguson (Joni Bryan), and brother-in-law, John (Susie) North. He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Ester, one granddaughter during infancy, and many cousins that he loved.
Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa with Michael Shilkus officiating. Visitation will also be held on Friday, opening up to the public at 2:00 p.m., and family being present starting at 5:00 p.m., Friday evening. Memorials may be directed to the family or to Ottumwa Boxing Club. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 14, 2020

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John C. Pumphrey
Jan 20, 2020
Karen, sorry I didn't know Rick, except from your emails.
It sounds like he was a good family man. I see you guy were married a month before Janet and I, so that's a good 40 plus years of memories. I've read that that for many when you lose your they recommend start a diary to help to process everything that happens. John 5:28-29 is an encouragement from Jesus. John & Janet Pumphrey
John C. Pumphrey
Jan 20, 2020
Karen, sorry I didn't know Rick, except from your emails.
It sounds like he was a good family man. I see you guy were married a month before Janet and I, so that's a good 40 plus years of memories. I've read that that for many when you lose your they recommend start a diary to help to process everything that happens. John 5:28-29 is an encouragement from Jesus. John & Janet Pumphrey
Gene Sundquist
Jan 16, 2020
Karen, just wanted you and the family how sad we are to loose Rick, He was one of those people that you always loved to say Rick Ferguson is and will always be my friend.With our deepest condolences. Gene and Terri
John
Jan 15, 2020
A man and a friend who will be missed.MY thoughts are with you Karen.
Rick Corbett
Jan 15, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to you and your whole family. Rick and I started school together at Wilson Elementary. We had a lot of fun growing up together, sports and general merriment. Later we played a lot of pool together in Ottumwa, Pella, Knoxville and Oskaloosa. He was a great man!
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Jan 15, 2020
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nicn nitzschke
Jan 15, 2020
sorry to hear of ricks passing my prayers to you and your family
Phil Pool
Jan 15, 2020
You have my deepest condolences, Karen. Fill the hole in your heart with the memories you and Ricky shared over the years.