Funeral services for Sam Richard Ferguson, 83, will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Sharman Cemetery in Taylor, Arkansas. A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Pastor Jerrell Head.
Sam was born on January 1, 1940 in Nashville, Arkansas to Ellis Lee Ferguson and Ival Ludlam Ferguson and passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Sam was a resident of Stonewall, Louisiana. He was a retired Maintenance Manager for South Park Mall. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid gardener. Sam’s family meant the world to him. He was a very generous and kind-hearted man and was always ready to help anybody at any time.
Sam is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 35 years, Mary Caswell Ferguson. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Tricia Sanford of Minden, Louisiana and Mary Jo Mancil and husband, Robert of Greenwood, Louisiana; son, Wayne Ferguson and wife, Cher of Greenwood, Louisiana; brothers, Pete Ferguson and Horace Ferguson; sisters, Loyce Gibson and Kathi Raines and husband Bobby; five grandchildren, Crystal Mitchell (Nathan), Jessica Brown (Chad), Robby Sanford, Jared Mancil (Connie) and Ashley McKinzie (Joe); seven great-grandchildren, Dakota Hasha, Cheyenne Mitchell, Samantha Mitchell, Colton Brown, Railey Brown, Sofia Mancil and Ethan McKinzie.
Honoring Sam as pallbearers will be Bo Todd, Anthony Rickard, Chad Brown, Nathan Mitchell, Jonathan Todd and Robert Mancil.
The family would like to express special thanks to Sam’s brother, Horace Ferguson, for the wonderful care and love he gave to Sam, as well as Christus Highland and Highland Hospice for their dedication, care and compassion given to Sam.