Searcy M Ferguson Jr.
August 9, 1939 – March 8, 2018
Searcy Monroe Ferguson, Jr. passed away peacefully March 8, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. Searcy was born on August 9, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to Searcy Monroe Ferguson, Sr. and Margaret (”Peggy”) Bateman Ferguson Miller. A third-generation Longhorn, Searcy graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, when he was only 19 years of age. Shortly thereafter, at the age of 21, he received his law degree with highest honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Searcy’s passion and love for the law never died, however, his greatest passion of all became the hunt and discovery of oil. Among numerous and notorious wildcatter discoveries, his greatest success was a well blowout in 1982 that produced over one million barrels of oil. Searcy was a successful independent oil and gas operator, brilliant trial lawyer and champion debater, extemporaneous orator, astute and proficient banker, generational Texas rancher, a professional gambler and infamous card shark, a visionary real estate developer, compassionate dog lover (especially Vizslas), and an accomplished and ambidextrous tennis player. Moreover, Searcy was known to be the true definition of a “gentleman”, he loved all people, never met a stranger, and he brought boundless joy to the countless lives he touched each and every day. His generosity and kindness was unmatched.
Known as the godfather of Vizslas in Dallas, Searcy is survived by his beloved Vizsla, Nikki, and his seven children, whom he absolutely adored, Sawnie Ferguson McGee and husband Jim, Riverside, CT, Malcolm Ferguson and wife Laura, Dallas, TX, Searcy Ferguson III and wife Hannah, Dallas, TX, Kristina Ferguson and Alexandra Ferguson, Austin, TX, Julia Ferguson, Dallas, TX, and Jake Ferguson, Las Vegas, NV and seven grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Locke, and Sawnie McGee, Lauren and Kendall Ferguson, Ella and Searcy Mae Ferguson. He is also survived by his sister Julie DuVall Beatie, Del Mar, CA, and two nieces,Jeanne Erickson, Del Mar, CA, and Diane DuVall-Rogers, Dallas, TX.
The family would like to especially thank Teresa Gomez for her continued and endless love and support over the past 25 years, and Robert Palmer for being a devoted and proclaimed “husband-in-law” to Searcy for many years.
A graveside service will be held at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 3920 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, Texas, on Sunday, March 11th at 1 p.m. Visitation will be open to the public at noon.
Memorials in honor of Searcy’s life may be sent to Dignity Foundation c/o ALLSTAR Hospice, 1032 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Suite 200, Arlington, TX 76013.
- Graveside Service Sunday, March 11, 2018
Searcy M Ferguson Jr.
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March 10, 2018
My dad's kindness, generosity, humor, and eccentricity will never be forgotten by us.