F. Gordon Ferragina

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F. Gordon Ferragina, 71, passed away on Monday, February 2, 2015, at his home in Nashville. A funeral service will be held in Stanford Chapel at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville on Friday, February 6, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. with visitation beginning at noon. Cherished and beloved by his family, Gordon was born on July 14, 1943, in Anniston, Ala. to parents Hazel and Ralph Joseph Ferragina. He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gail Haynie, of Houston, Texas. He is survived by his two daughters, Yolanda Heiberger (Steve), of Birmingham and Paige Bainbridge (Bill), of Nashville; four loving grandsons, Call and Hayes Bainbridge, of Nashville and Nathan and John Heiberger, of Birmingham; brother, Joe Ferragina (Kay), of Nashville and two sisters, Rosemary Haynes (George), of Anniston and Gina Kennedy (Reed), of Blacksburg, Va. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly and who loved him in return. Gordon was a member of the first graduating class of Saks High School, where he was a talented athlete who excelled in football, basketball and track. Lettering in each sport, he set a longstanding school record in basketball as well as two state records in track. He was an accomplished and innovative sales and marketing professional who began a long and successful career in the retail apparel manufacturing industry as Vice President of Sales for Elk Brand Manufacturing Company in Hopkinsville, Ky. and in Nashville, where he established well-known private label denim programs at mass retailers such as Sears, JC Penney and Kmart. He went on to serve as Executive Vice President of W.E. Stephens Manufacturing Company in Nashville for 18 years, developing national sales programs for successful apparel lines such as Bonjour Jeans and Zena Jeans at mass retailers including Walmart. Upon his retirement in 2006, he continued to provide consulting expertise in retail apparel sales, marketing and merchandising. Gordon was a lifelong University of Alabama football fan and a former, longtime member of Richland Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf and meeting with friends. He spent many happy times with his family, including his four devoted grandsons, nieces and nephews. To family and friends who knew and loved him best, he will always be remembered for his love of music, quick wit, easy smile and zest for life. Visit the online obituary at www.MarshallDonnellyCombs.com. Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home 201 25th Ave. N. Nashville, TN 37303 615-327-1111
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 5, 2015
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