Thomas Wayne Ferrell

Thomas Wayne “Tommy” Ferrell, 78, of Monticello, went to be with his Lord and Savior September 4, 2021, at his home.

He was born August 21, 1943, in Brownsville, Texas to the late John Clifferd Ferrell and Hazel Willowdene Dorman Ferrell.

He was a retired safety coordinator for Potlatch, a United States Air Force veteran and member of Pauline Missionary Baptist Church where he enjoyed being a greeter, cooking for special functions and just socializing with everyone. Tommy loved to fish but his real passion was spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Diane Ferrell; grandson, Dustin “Rooster” Ferguson; infant son, Thomas Wayne Ferrell, Jr.; and a brother, John Carl Ferrell.

Survivors include five children, Wayne Ferrell of Monticello, Angie Fetters (Tony) of Farmington, Missouri, Shannon Fletcher (Rhonda) of Rison, Tina Ferguson (Ray) of Monticello and Diane Engelkes of Texarkana; one brother, Cliff Ferrell (Sandra) of Hot Springs; one sister, Julia Harris (Randy) of Barry, Texas; grandchildren, Holly Carter (Jason), Becca Gober (Shiloh) and Caleb Davis; and great grandchildren, Jacob Carter, Cole Carter, Kingston Gober and Malachi Gober.

Funeral service will be Monday, September 6, at 11 a.m. at Pauline Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.

Memorials may be made to Pauline Missionary Baptist Church or the UAM Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship.