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Robert Henry "Bobby" Ferguson, Jr.
(May 28, 1940 - November 24, 2012)

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Robert Henry

Robert Henry “Bobby” Ferguson, Jr., born May 28, 1940 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Robert Henry Ferguson, Sr. and the late Bernice DeBoe Ferguson, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2012 at Lynchburg General Hospital. Bobby was preceded in death by his brother, Sammy. As a boy, Bobby delivered papers for the Danville Register and Bee, delivered milk for Bennett Farm Dairy and groceries for Amos Grocery. Upon graduation from Gretna High School in 1958, Bobby attended post graduate at Hargrave Military Academy and then attended Ferrum College, where he played football. Bobby served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1960 through 1964, stationed in the U.S. and Korea. After his military service, he worked for Klopman Mills. In 1974, Bobby joined Nationwide Insurance Company and was a career agent, opening Bobby Ferguson Insurance Agency in Gretna, VA, where he and his wife, Gail, worked together for over 32 years. Bobby loved life and lived it to the fullest, enjoying cooking, gardening, golfing, fishing, hunting and dancing. An avid sports fan, Bobby loved Hokie football and was a member of the Franklin County Hokie Club. Bobby was a member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge #258 A.F. and A.M. and the American Legion Post #232. He served on the Gretna Planning Commission and was on the board of Cedars Country Club. Bobby attended First Baptist Church of Gretna. Bobby is survived by his wife, Gail of the residence; daughter, Nancy Ayers (Jimmy) of Monroe, VA; daughter, JoJo Stamey (Dave) of Hoover, AL; son, Kenton Ferguson (Kathy) of Raleigh, NC and four grandchildren, Jamie and Jordan Ayers and Brannon and Bennett Ferguson. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Gretna by the Reverend Jonathan Hilliard with internment to follow at Carl O. Moran Memorial Gardens. The family is receiving friends at 105 Hollyberry Drive, Gretna. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Patrick Henry Boys Plantation, P.O. Box 1398, Brookneal, VA 24528 or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend warmest thanks to the staff of Seven Hills Home Health and Hospice (Lynchburg) and to Bobby’s special caregiver from Seven Hills, Stephanie Hubbard, LPN; Dr. Francis Carter and staff (Altavista) and the physicians and staff of the UVA Hepatic Service. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.

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