OBITUARY

Robert Lee Ferguson Jr.

July 29, 1942May 18, 2018
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Robert Lee Ferguson, Jr, age 75 died peacefully at his home on Friday evening May 18, 2018. Robert was born July 29, 1942 in Clarendon, Monroe Co., Arkansas the son of the late Robert Lee Ferguson. Sr and Dorothy Beatrice Treadway. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his brother Madison J. Lott of CA.

Robert is survived his wife of 55 years Frances Spellings Ferguson their children: Son, Robert Scott Ferguson his wife Stefanie and grandchildren Connor and Sarah; daughter Tracy Ann Fentress and her husband Prescott and grandchildren Emily and Allison; son John David Ferguson and wife Karen and grandchildren Ryan, Tyler, and Katelyn. Brothers David Lee South (Therese) of CA and Donald J. Lott (Monica) of Fayetteville. Laura and Bob Hebert his dear sister & brother in law, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and all his brothers and sisters in arms.

Robert received his BA and MS Degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola; his MD and PhD from The University of Rome, School of Medicine and Surgery in Italy and attended the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base, TX.

Robert was a Pilot, Physician, and Flight Surgeon. A patriot who flew over 220 combat missions in 3 wars with a combined service of 26 years in the U.S. Marines, U.S. Army and Air National Guard where he served as Chief of Aerospace Medicine. He practiced Internal and Urgent Care Medicine in Fayetteville and Hope Mills, NC for 27 years and was the physician for the Hope Mills Fire and Police Department for much of that time.

Robert was an American patriot who loved his Country, the Constitution, his family, friends and God. He was a man of faith, hope, honor, courage and charity. He always said, "Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all." He lived his quest, "The Impossible Dream".

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reeves Funeral Home of Hope Mills, NC. Visitation will be held May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church , 5050 Oak Street, Hope Mills, NC. Funeral Mass will be May 29 at 12:00 noon at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made the Wounded Warriors Project or Paws for Purple Hearts.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Robert Lee Ferguson Jr.

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Patricia Honeycutt

July 12, 2018

I didn’t know until today, when I went to a Urgent Care, that Dr. Ferguson had passed away. He was the first doctor, out of many, that was able to diagnose, some of my health issues. He was a great doctor and I admired his care and concern, that he always had for his patients. I would like to send my condolences to his family and friends. My prayers are with you.

James McC

June 1, 2018

I had the honor of doing one of my Internal Med rotations with Dr. Ferguson while in PA school. He passed on many "pearls" of wisdom. This along with many great stories and laughs. He was firm believer of treating patients mind, body, and soul. He was a great physician and man. You will be missed.

Marshall Perry

May 28, 2018

I was just thinking about Doc earlier this month and when I heard he had passed on to heaven I reminisced on the great memories I have of him and the friendship he shared with me. When I moved to Fayetteville, NC I was having issues with my health. I called the Masonic Lodge and one of the Brothers said I needed to talk to Doc Ferguson. My phone number was sent to Doc who called and immediately asked how he could help, what do I need, what is the problem. This was him every day that I was in Fayetteville. He was a true Brother, advisor, listening ear, and one who welcomed me into his home. Many a night myself and others worked out in his gym and swapped stories and discussed the day and the politics of the world. He was my physician who helped me with many health issues and made it a point to keep in touch. When it was time for me to leave North Carolina to take a job in another state, he welcomed me into the guest house for a period of time so I could get my furniture moved. He and Frances were wonderful friends to me and I truly appreciate the hospitality extended to me. Doc's friendship was the true example of a Saint and I know he is in heaven now looking down on us. Thank you Doc for being a physician to me, a caring Brother and a True Knight.

Michael Gardner

May 26, 2018

Sir Knight Dr. Robert Lee Ferguson Jr. was not only my Masonic Brother, Fellow Sir Knight, and mentor. He was most importantly my friend. There is no such thing as a perfect person. However, Doc was truly as close to a perfect person as I've ever known. He had a heart of pure gold, he was always ready to provide any help needed no matter the time to day or night. His smile and laugh brightened every room he was in. I can only strive to be half the man Doc was. He was truly an Angel on earth. Sir Knight Robert Ferguson You will truly be missed, thank you for all the memories!! To his Wife and family, My deepest thoughts, prayers and condolences are with you all. If ever there is anything that you ever need, Ask.

Sir Knight Michael F. Gardner, SSG US Army (Retired)

Elizabeth's Pizza at Hope Mills

May 25, 2018

Here at Elizabeth’s Pizza, we felt like Dr. Ferguson was truly a part of our family. The smiles so freely given, conversations that we all had with him, and hugs as greetings made every day that much brighter. His presence in our restaurant and everyday lives will remain a part of us that we will always miss dearly. Our love and prayers to his family as they grieve the loss of one of our dearest friends, Dr. Ferguson. You will always be a part of our family.

Laura and Bob Hebert

May 24, 2018

What can be said after the loss of someone that was so loved and respected by all who knew him.
Bob's soul was filled with love, kindness and total devotion to God. He took everyone's burdens into his heart with the hope their burdens would be lifted.
55 years ago he became my brother and for that I will be forever thankful. "Chief" Bobby is lost without you! He has always had undying love and respect for you....you were his brother. When the two of you were together, trouble was on the horizon.
Our love goes to Fran, Scott, Tracy and John.
I love you Ferguson!! I believe the end is not the end at all. This isn't goodbye it's till Bobby and I see you again.

Dave Grupy

May 23, 2018

Doc was more than my brothers doctor, he was his friend. Al spoke highly of Doc to everyone he met. I had the pleasure of meeting him several times and enjoyed his company. The last thing Doc said to my brother as he was slipping away was "thank you for being my friend Al." That says it all. Rest in Peace Doc , we have the watch. Dave Grupy, Chief Petty Officer, Retired, USN.

Camille Grupy

May 23, 2018

Will always be grateful to Doc for his care of and friendship with Al. His physical care of Al was what I truly believe allowed Al to handle all that he had to confront and their spiritual companionship made their friendship even more special. I will always remember his infectious laugh and just knowing that you were in the presence of someone who truly cared about you.
They are joyfully together again.

PAUL BEMESDERFER

May 21, 2018

Sending all our love and prayers that your family will be comforted during your time of loss. Doc was a great man who touched a lot of peoples lives in a positive way.

FROM THE FAMILY