FERGUSON III, George Harley
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George Harley Ferguson, III, 68, of Marietta, Georgia, died Sunday, October 6, 2013. He was born to the late Doris Carroll and George H. Ferguson, Jr. on January 30, 1945, in Baytown, TX. George graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1963 and received his BS and MS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He married Barbara Warne on December 21, 1966 and they enjoyed 46 years of marriage before his death. George spent his early career as a soils engineer for McClelland Engineers in Houston, TX. In this role, he developed technology for which the American Society of Civil Engineers honored him with the 2008 Offshore Technology Conference Hall of Fame award for research that set the standard for offshore design. In the early 1980’s he saw a need for developing human resources in the field of engineering and transitioned into the position of Human Resources Director for McClelland, spending the remaining years of his career as an HR executive for various engineering and other companies until his retirement in 2005. George’s first priority and greatest joy was his family, and he cherished spending time with them – taking pictures, camping, cooking and traveling together. He loved his wife Barbara for 55 years – from the age of 13. He was a loving father and grandfather, dedicated husband and an inspiration to many. George is survived by his wife, Barbara, his daughters Amy and her husband Christopher Kohan, Tracy and her husband Matt Wheelis, and two grandchildren, Abby and Isaac Wheelis In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org, or the charity of your choice. A celebration of remembrance will be held at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2pm with reception following. Online condolences may be expressed at:

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