David E. Ferguson
March 26, 1935 - Sept. 11, 2021
DECATUR - David E. Ferguson, 86, of Decatur passed away peacefully September 11, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Grace United Methodist Church, Decatur. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Decatur. Memorials in David's honor may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or to The Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
David was born March 26, 1935 in Rochester, NY, the son of Paul H. and Ada Francis (Larrabee) Ferguson. He married Barbara A. Easter on July 22, 1956 in Decatur. She preceded him in death on February 14, 2020.
David proudly served our country in the Illinois National Guard. He worked as a draftsman at Ornamental Metal Works and then started his own business - Detailing Plus which he operated until his retirement. David enjoyed working in his yard and woodworking. He took pride in all of his cars and kept them in immaculate condition, especially his 1970 Impala. He was also passionate about his church, Grace United Methodist, where he volunteered countless hours and helped design the large cross that stands in front of the church today. But, David most enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son David L. (Jean) Ferguson of University City, MO; daughters: Sue (David) Krause of Mt. Zion, Vicki A. (Jim) Wrigley of Decatur; grandchildren: Ryan (Danica) Ferguson, Sarah (Jared) Park, Andrew Krause, Ashley (Jared) Kennedy, Chris Krause (Tori Tennyson), Matt Krause (Teaven Smith), Conor (Madison) Wrigley, and Kate Wrigley (Austin Pletsch); six great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Mike; sisters: Yvonne and Gloria; and many nieces and nephews. David was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 63 years, Barbara; brothers: Jerry and Larry; and sister: Paula.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at www.brintlingerandearl.com.