Wayne Bernard Ferguson Sr.
Wayne Bernard Ferguson Sr. departed this life on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born on August 10, 1951, in the City of Lynchburg, the youngest child of the late Raymond B. Ferguson Sr. and Ruth Johnson Ferguson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Raymond Ferguson (Catherine), Theodore Ferguson (Yvonnie), Devon and Delmar Ferguson. Wayne leaves behind three brothers, Sylvester Ferguson (Francis), Clarence Ferguson (Daisie), Freddie Ferguson (Vernestine), Randall Ferguson (Glenda) all of Lynchburg, Va.; and five sisters, Arminthia Moore of San Antonio, Texas, Ora Dean Ferguson of Lynchburg, Va., Phyllis Watkins (John) of Orlando, Fla., Carentha Nowlin (James, deceased) of Fayetteville, N.C., and Blondie Anderson (St. Clair) of Lynchburg, Va.
Wayne became a Christian in his early years, joining Brookville Baptist Church. He attended Lynchburg Public Schools, graduating in 1969, as a member of the first class to integrate E.C. Glass High School. His career included over 35 years of service as a Nuclear Lab Technician at Babcock & Wilcox (BWX Technologies). As an official member of the Cherokee Nation, he was also known as 'Snake'. For years, Wayne coached little league football for the R. S. Payne Dragons. Later in life, he was a faithful member of the 'Soulsters on the Hill' choir and enjoyed singing at community events, both religious and civic.
Wayne was a loving husband to his wife, Joanne Peerman. He was a devoted father to four sons, Wayne Ferguson Jr. (Teresa), the late Shawn Ferguson, Timothy Ferguson, and Quintin Williams (Teeya); and one stepdaughter, Kenysha Bartee. His first union occurred with Mildred Banks Ferguson. He was blessed to have 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Wayne will lie in repose today, Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Services will be held at a later date. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com
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Published by The News & Advance on Feb. 20, 2021.