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05/23/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Robert Ferguson

Robert Lee Ferguson, Jr.
(29 July 1942 - 18 May 2018)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  
   I am so very saddened to bring you this news. Beloved patriot, physician, and friend
Robert Ferguson passed away at his home in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the age of 75. 

   Until his retirement on December 31, 2016, he treated my sister, my husband, and me through good times and critical moments, always delighting us with his faith and flying exploits, and touching us with his love and compassion for his patients, and for all mankind. We miss him dearly.

From the Fayetteville (NC) Observer - 05/23/18:

  Robert Lee Ferguson, Jr.


FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA - Robert Lee Ferguson, Jr., age 75, died peacefully at his home on Friday evening. May 18, 2018. He was a Veteran of three branches of the United States Armed Forces. Colonel Ferguson proudly served Our country in the Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force (ANGUS).

Robert was born July 29, 1942 in Clarendon, Monroe Co., Arkansas, the son of the late Robert Lee Ferguson. Sr. and Dorothy Beatrice Treadway.

In addition to his parents. he is predeceased by his brother, Madison J. Lott of CA.

Robert is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances Spellings Ferguson; their children: son, Robert Scott Ferguson, his wife Stefanie, and grandchildren, Connor and Sarah; daughter, Tracy Ann Fentress and her husband, Prescott, and grandchildren, Emily and Allison; son, John David Ferguson, and wife Karen, and grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, and Katelyn; brothers, David Lee South (Therese) of CA and Donald J. Lott (Monica) of Fayetteville. Laura and Bob Hebert, his dear sister and brother in law, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and all his brothers and sisters in arms.





Robert received his BA and MS Degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola; his MD and PhD from The University of Rome, School of Medicine and Surgery in Italy, and attended the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base, TX.

Robert was a Pilot, Physician, and Flight Surgeon, a patriot who flew over 220 combat missions in 3 wars with a combined service of 26 years in the U.S. Marines, U.S. Army and Air National Guard where he served as Chief of Aerospace Medicine. He practiced Internal and Urgent Care Medicine in Fayetteville and Hope Mills, NC for 27 years and was the physician for the Hope Mills Fire and Police Department for much of that time.

Robert was an American patriot who loved his Country, the Constitution, his family, friends and God. He was a man of faith, hope, honor, courage and charity. He always said, "Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." He lived his quest, "The Impossible Dream".

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reeves Funeral Home of Hope Mills, NC.

Visitation will be held May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 5050 Oak Street, Hope Mills, NC. Funeral Mass will be May 29 at 12:00 noon at Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or Paws for Purple Hearts.

Published in the Fayetteville (NC) Observer on May 23, 2018.
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Sending all our love and prayers that your family will be comforted during your time of loss. Doc was a great man who touched a lot of peoples lives in a positive way.


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~ C W


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Always in my heart, Flyboy.

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Dr. Ferguson's family, friends, and former patients at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

  O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750

1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.

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