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William "Doc" Ferguson

AGE: 90 • Wilmington

Doc went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 9th, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Doc graduated from AI DuPont High School and was inducted in their Hall of Fame for Golf, Football, Basketball & Baseball. After graduation, Doc immediately went into the Army during World War II. He received many accommodations and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts for his service. He returned from the War and started his career at DuPont Experimental Station where he retired after 39 years of service. Doc also worked at Brandywine Raceway for 30 years. His wife and family were his first love, but Golf was a close second. Doc was a 2 time Club Champion at DuPont Country Club, Senior Club Champion, 2 time runner-up in the Delaware State Amateur and Winner of the DSGA Champion of Champions Tournament. Doc was preceded in death by his parents, William and Grace, and sisters, Franny and Mary. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 65 Years, Patricia; his children, Billy (Diane), Paul (Maryanne), Robbie (Barbara) and Patti, and his sisters, Grace and Catherine. Doc was blessed with 7 grandchildren, Andrea (Mike), Stephen (Meredith), Melissa (Christopher), Bobby, Ashley (Peter), Lindsay, Courtney. He was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Luke, Jack, Carson & Ryan. We thank Vitas Care (Hospice) and Friends & Companions for their great care of Doc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Shipley Rd. Wilmington 19803. at 11AM on February 13, 2016. Family and friends may call at the church at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to wounded or Vitas Care Hospice, 100 Commerce Dr., Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713. We thank Vitas Care (Hospice) and Friends & Helpers for their great care of Doc. To send messages of condolence visit

Published in The News Journal from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2016
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