Howard Ferguson

July 31, 2012

Howard L. “Buck” Ferguson, 74, of Colfax passed away July 31, 2012 at Seton Specialty Hospital, Lafayette. He was born November 11, 1937 in Colfax to Donald and Margaret (Helfenbein) Ferguson. He married Mercedes Lopez Lopez on February 10, 1960 in Spain and she survives.;Buck attended Colfax High School. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars completing 3 Tours and retired from the Navy after 20 years of service in 1974. He was employed by Shoestring Inc. from 1976 to 1991 and then worked for Piemonte Foods. He was a four time Past Commander of the Colfax American Legion where he was a member of the 40&8. He was also a member of the VFW.;Surviving along with his wife are 2 Daughters: Margarita Pritchard of Colfax and Madeline (Doug) Sanders of Colfax, 3 Sons: Howard L. (Lucia) Ferguson Jr. of Fishers, Donald (Pamela) Ferguson of Boyleston, and Robert Ferguson (Companion Mark Arvin) of Indianapolis, 2 Brothers: Harold “Shorty” Ferguson of Mulberry and Buddy Ferguson of Colfax, 2 Sisters: Pauline Weinbrecht of Muncie and Helen Maxwell of Lafayette, 13 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.;He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 7 sisters.;Services with military rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 6, 2012 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the funeral home. Pastor Dave Collier will officiate. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery in Colfax. Memorial donations may be made to the Margarita Pritchard Trust in care of Archer-Weston Funeral Home with envelopes available at the funeral home.


12 Condolences for “Howard Ferguson”


    to the ferguson family you are all in my prayers thinking of all of you in this diffcult time aunt mercedes i love you bunches

  2. Larry & Chris Barnaby

    We are so very sorry that Buck has left this earth. We hope you find comfort that he is at peace and will always be a part of all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. the haley family

    we are so sorry with loss of uncle buck.prayers…….

  4. Garry And Brenda Fisher

    Madelline and Doug We are very sorry to hear about you dad, If we still lived in Frankort we would galdly come to the funeral home and give you love and prays. We will still pray for you and your family

  5. Joyce wire

    Save a spot up there with you Buck. You always made me smile n made my life alittle bit better for knowing you. I’m so sorry for ur lose Mercedes and the rest of the family. He will be very missed. All our love to you. Joyce & Hairbear

  6. Dianne Kearns

    My deepest condolences to Bobby, Mark, and the entire family for your loss. I am pleased to say that I had the pleasure of meeting Buck. May you find loving comfort from the support of your family and friends at this time….

  7. Scott Arvin & Family

    Mercedes and family, Buck was a joy to know. His jokes and laughter made everyone smile. Just find comfort knowing that he will be looking after you as an angel. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Scott, Kathy, Coley, and Heather.

  8. Earl & Jerilyn Van Winkle

    Mercedes & Family. We are so sorry about the passing of Buck. And have been praying for all of you. Iam glad he is not suffering and is at his home with Jesus. Its the love ones that left behind that feel the pain. We send Condolences and our Prayers and love. And we are here for you Mercedes.Faith Hope lOVE…The Van Winkles….

  9. Earl & Jerilyn Van Winkle

    We send our Condoleces and Prayers to Mercedes and the family. Buck was a great man and served his country. Ionly met him couple times and was always nice to be around. And loved Him and Mercedes. Our heartfelt love goes out to Bobby and Mark. And all the Ferguson Family. And kinow he is home in Jesus arms. God Bless you Buck and may you RIP.. The Van Winkles

  10. Jeni & Steve Hathaway

    So sorry to hear this. Sending hugs and Prayers to the family & Mercedes. Rest in Peace Buck, you will be missed.

  11. Jo Mullikin

    My sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and especially to Madeline and Doug. Buck was a wonderful man who always seemed to be so happy! I know your pain and wish you peace. Buck will be greatly missed. I believe he is in a better place and that God has a special place for him.

  12. Rita McKenzie

    To all the family, so sorry to hear of Buck’s passing. Thought I’d get to Colfax one more time. He was a special Chatterbox buddy when I first moved to Colfax. It was always a joy to have breakfast with him. He wouldn’t let me sit facing the door, that was his place. Our Navy connection was a special one. Wonderful person! So sorry.

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