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A memorial service for Rev. Jack Ferguson, 67, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in the chapel at Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuaries in Oklahoma City. He died Jan. 18 at the home his brother, Mark, in Columbus, Miss.
Jack was born July 21, 1937, in Oklahoma City, the son of Len Haden Ferguson and the late Jack W. Ferguson.
Jack was a grandson of the late Porter and Eva (Turner) Haden of Arno. He was active in the annual Haden-Sellers-Kay reunion in Ava.
Rev. Ferguson graduated from Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree, and he received a bachelor of divinity degree from the Cumberland Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1962. He received a master of divinity degree in 1969 from Memphis Theological Seminary.
He was minister to churches in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Texas.
He served as minister of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Jefferson from November 2002 to November 2004.
Jack served in several positions and on several boards for the Cumberland Presbyterian Denomination, including in the Presbytery –– moderator, stated clerk, judiciary committee, Board of Christian Education and the Committee on the Ministry. He also served in the senate Synod as moderator, Board of Christian Education and the judici-ary committee.
His service in the general assembly included the committee of cooperative work, the Board of Christian Education and vice moderator on three occasions.
Survivors include three sons, Joe Ferguson of Cooksville, Tenn.; Dave Ferguson of Loudon, Tenn.; and Brad Ferguson of the United States Air Force; his mother, Len Ferguson of Oklahoma City; a brother, Mark Ferguson of Columbus; four grandchildren, 4 step-children and seven step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the board of education of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1978 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, in memory of Rev. Jack Ferguson of CPC-Jefferson, Texas.