FERGUSON, Garnett Lane
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Garnett Lane “Jack” Ferguson, 86, of Marietta, died Friday, January 17, 2014. Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home & Crematory in Marietta with Rev. Posey Starkey officiating.  Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Garnett Lane (Jack) Ferguson, Jr. was born on January 21, 1927. He went to heaven early morning on January 17, 2014 just 5 days before his 87th birthday. Jack (Papa Bear, Paw Paw, Granddaddy Jack) grew up in Atlanta and went to Boys High. He was always an avid reader and in high school was active in the ROTC. He was proud to enter the Navy after high school and then continue his education to become an engineer at Emory and then graduating from Duke. His family was always the most important thing to him and he and his wonderful wife raised 3 beautiful daughters of whom he was very proud. He was committed to his wife Louisa and their 66 years of marriage is a testament to their love. He had several jobs before going to work at Lockheed where he remained until his retirement in 1988 after 36 years. When he retired he and Lou traveled far and wide around the world on cruises and across the US by car. When their travel slowed down he became actively involved in the Lockheed Retirees Management Association, The Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Old Guard. He became a speaker for the SAR and wrote and made hundreds of presentations over these last years to young and old groups around the south. He had a true gift for teaching and led classes in his church on many Sunday mornings. Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Louisa Carter Ferguson of Marietta; three daughters, Lane Calhoun and husband, Cary, of Bremen, Lulu Cauthorn and husband, Tom, of Marietta, Raymer Wilson of Marietta; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. Contributions may be made to Buckhead Baptist Church, 1061 Parks Mill Rd., Buckhead, GA 30625 www.buckheadbaptist.com. The family will receive friends 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

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