Alvah B. "AL" Ferguson Jr. 62, 1701 Fairway Drive, Johnson City, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Ferguson was a native of Detroit, Michigan, and came to Johnson City in 1953. He was a son of the late Alvah B. Ferguson Sr. Mr. Ferguson was an Insurance Agent and a member of the Life Underwriters Association, where he had served as former local and state President. He was a former President of the Johnson City Cardinals Baseball Team. Mr. Ferguson was an Avid Golfer and a supporter of ETSU Sports. He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church. Survivors include: his mother, Lennis Sheffield Ferguson, of Johnson City; his wife, Vickie Fortner Ferguson, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law: Al B. Ferguson III, and wife, LeAnn, of Richmond, VA, Randy B. and Larissa Ferguson, of Johnson City; one daughter, Julie A. Ferguson, of Johnson City; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service for Alvah B. Ferguson Jr. will be conducted at 10:30 AM Monday, April 18, 2005, in the Grace Fellowship Church. Pastor Tom Oyler will officiate. The music will be by Jim Fickley, pianist. Interment will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Honorary Pallbearers will be Phil Carriger, Don Arnold, Phil Street, Gary Alber, Tony Ferro, Rick Lowe, Tom Shearin, Paul Bellamy, Richard "Toad" Williams and Dan McKinney. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from 5 to 7 PM Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial gifts be sent to the Grace Fellowship Church, 2314 Greenwood Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the American Heart Association, 208 Sunset Drive, Suite 521, Johnson City, TN 37601.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Vickie and Children, We have lost one of the “Good Ones” with Al’s passing. He was a friend in our industry with a ready smile and pleasant conversation whom I had enjoyed at meetings for the past 15 years are so. We had a mutual tease for many years about who/which one had made the latest million dollar insurance policy sale in the other’s backyard. This competition a result of Jim Morse’s teasing him when I made a good sale in Johnson City. We know God will surround you and your families with His arms of strength, nurture and love. My personal apologies for not attending the services–currently have a bug and do not want to contaminate anyone else. God bless you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Vickie, I am so very sorry for the untimely death of Al. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Death seems so final and hurts so much. May our Lord bless you and your your family. Carolyn Booth Fulks SHHS, 1961

  3. Anonymous says:

    I got to know Al through my husband, Richard “Toad” Williams. He was a super guy. Whenever we were home, he always wanted to take us out to eat and talk. I know he will be missed greatly. May God continue to hold you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort over the days and weeks ahead.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about Al. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sally

  5. Anonymous says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out for Al and his family. Al was a very good man and was loved and appreciated by all who met him. My prayers are with him and his family. We were neighbors for several years and we shall miss him greatly. With great respect, Bonnie & children: Michael, Michelle & Johnnie Marie

  6. Anonymous says:

    Vickie Ferguson and family; We were very sorry to hear of Al’s death. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. In sympathy, Bill & Shirley Wilson

  7. Anonymous says:

    Vickie and family, We were so sad to hear of Al’s death. We grew to know and appreciate him the year we were in grow group together. Know we are in sympathy and prayer with you. Love, Sue and Wayne Kirk

  8. Anonymous says:

    I got to know Al through my husband, Richard “Toad” Williams. He was a super guy. Whenever we were home, he always wanted to take us out to eat and talk. I know he will be missed greatly. May God continue to hold you in the palm of His hand and give you comfort over the days and weeks ahead.

  9. Anonymous says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out for Al and his family. Al was a very good man and was loved and appreciated by all who met him. My prayers are with him and his family. We were neighbors for several years and we shall miss him greatly. With great respect, Bonnie & children: Michael, Michelle & Johnnie Marie

  10. Anonymous says:

    Vicki, I am so sorry to hear about Al. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sally

  11. Anonymous says:

    Vickie and Children, We have lost one of the “Good Ones” with Al’s passing. He was a friend in our industry with a ready smile and pleasant conversation whom I had enjoyed at meetings for the past 15 years are so. We had a mutual tease for many years about who/which one had made the latest million dollar insurance policy sale in the other’s backyard. This competition a result of Jim Morse’s teasing him when I made a good sale in Johnson City. We know God will surround you and your families with His arms of strength, nurture and love. My personal apologies for not attending the services–currently have a bug and do not want to contaminate anyone else. God bless you!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Vickie and family, We were so sad to hear of Al’s death. We grew to know and appreciate him the year we were in grow group together. Know we are in sympathy and prayer with you. Love, Sue and Wayne Kirk

  13. Anonymous says:

    Vickie Ferguson and family; We were very sorry to hear of Al’s death. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. In sympathy, Bill & Shirley Wilson

  14. Anonymous says:

    Vickie, I am so very sorry for the untimely death of Al. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Death seems so final and hurts so much. May our Lord bless you and your your family. Carolyn Booth Fulks SHHS, 1961

  15. Anonymous says:

    To the Ferguson Family, The King Family, Mike, Beth, Turner and Hayley, send our deepest condolences, especially to our dear friend Julie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Kings

  16. Anonymous says:

    Al Ferguson had an impact on many of the people he came in contact with in his many years of service with Jefferson Pilot and he will be missed. Always kind and thoughtful and willing to lend a hand. Al Ferguson was very involved and contributed in all aspects of the insurance industry. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Al’s family. Respectfully, Jefferson Pilot Tennessee Agency

  17. Anonymous says:

    To Vickie, Al, Randy and Julie: I just learned this morning of Al’s passing from a friend. I was stunned, even worse was the thought I would be unable to attend his services. Al has been one of my best friends for over thirty years. We discussed family as though we were family. I feel I know each of you, including his mom as if you were my family. I know how much he loved each of you and how proud he was of you as well. This includes the daughter-in-laws and especially the grandchildren. My words seem to ramble for I still am so taken by this. However, I know the kind of man Al was and that he is with God today. He is probably looking up friends and family gone before, maybe to even play a round of golf, which he so dearly loved. He might be talking to a few Dodgers also. I know those thoughts may be silly, but his joy of sports and love for people bring them to my mind. I will deeply miss our telephone conversations about each of you and my family and our annual lunch to discuss of all things business. I hope that you remember who I am and just know how much I loved Al and will miss him. If I or my family may be of any assistance to you now or at anytime please call and I will gladly be there. I will keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers that God will be your comforter. With our love Tim and Bea Lingerfelt, Nikki Skirvin and Lance Lingerfelt

  18. Anonymous says:

    DEAR MRS FERGUSON, I AM SORRY TO LEARN OF AL’S DEATH. HE WAS ALWAYS SUCH A COURTEOUS AND GENTLE MAN. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM AT JEFFERSON PILOT. WE COMMUNICATED FREQUENTLY BY PHONE AND AT MEETINGS. WE WILL MISS HIM. LESTER VINEYARD, AGENT IN THE KNOXVILLE OFFICE

  19. Anonymous says:

    Al Ferguson had an impact on many of the people he came in contact with in his many years of service with Jefferson Pilot and he will be missed. Always kind and thoughtful and willing to lend a hand. Al Ferguson was very involved and contributed in all aspects of the insurance industry. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Al’s family. Respectfully, Jefferson Pilot Tennessee Agency

  20. Anonymous says:

    DEAR MRS FERGUSON, I AM SORRY TO LEARN OF AL’S DEATH. HE WAS ALWAYS SUCH A COURTEOUS AND GENTLE MAN. I ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM AT JEFFERSON PILOT. WE COMMUNICATED FREQUENTLY BY PHONE AND AT MEETINGS. WE WILL MISS HIM. LESTER VINEYARD, AGENT IN THE KNOXVILLE OFFICE

  21. Anonymous says:

    To the Ferguson Family, The King Family, Mike, Beth, Turner and Hayley, send our deepest condolences, especially to our dear friend Julie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Kings

  22. Anonymous says:

    To Vickie, Al, Randy and Julie: I just learned this morning of Al’s passing from a friend. I was stunned, even worse was the thought I would be unable to attend his services. Al has been one of my best friends for over thirty years. We discussed family as though we were family. I feel I know each of you, including his mom as if you were my family. I know how much he loved each of you and how proud he was of you as well. This includes the daughter-in-laws and especially the grandchildren. My words seem to ramble for I still am so taken by this. However, I know the kind of man Al was and that he is with God today. He is probably looking up friends and family gone before, maybe to even play a round of golf, which he so dearly loved. He might be talking to a few Dodgers also. I know those thoughts may be silly, but his joy of sports and love for people bring them to my mind. I will deeply miss our telephone conversations about each of you and my family and our annual lunch to discuss of all things business. I hope that you remember who I am and just know how much I loved Al and will miss him. If I or my family may be of any assistance to you now or at anytime please call and I will gladly be there. I will keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers that God will be your comforter. With our love Tim and Bea Lingerfelt, Nikki Skirvin and Lance Lingerfelt

  23. Anonymous says:

    Al, Though I lived up the street from you and your family all through our grammer school years to high school, I never had the pleasure meet your dad. I can only express my deepest sympathy for you and your family on your father’s passing. Sarah Bailey

  24. Anonymous says:

    Al, Though I lived up the street from you and your family all through our grammer school years to high school, I never had the pleasure meet your dad. I can only express my deepest sympathy for you and your family on your father’s passing. Sarah Bailey

  25. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ferguson Family: I was just told about Al today, and I wanted to send my deepest condolences to you all. I worked with him on a few groups that he had with my company. I did not get to talk to him often, but when we did talk, he was always so pleasant and kind to me, and he would make me laugh if I was down. I am really going to miss him a lot. I know he is sitting by God today watching over all of us, and he will know that we all will think about him and remember the good things about him whether we only talked with him on the phone or knew him personally. He was a wonderful man, and he will be missed. God bless you, Helen Sisco

  26. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ferguson Family: I was just told about Al today, and I wanted to send my deepest condolences to you all. I worked with him on a few groups that he had with my company. I did not get to talk to him often, but when we did talk, he was always so pleasant and kind to me, and he would make me laugh if I was down. I am really going to miss him a lot. I know he is sitting by God today watching over all of us, and he will know that we all will think about him and remember the good things about him whether we only talked with him on the phone or knew him personally. He was a wonderful man, and he will be missed. God bless you, Helen Sisco

  27. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

  28. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

  29. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

  30. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

  31. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

  32. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

  33. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

  34. Anonymous says:

    a fine neighbor for so many years had the kindness of ab and lennis who will always be my friends.in Christ

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