George James Ferrell Jr.

July 27, 1952January 7, 2021

68, of Brownsburg, passed away on January 7, 2021, at his home in Brownsburg.

Jim was born in Indianapolis to George Ferrell Sr. and Alice Brennan Ferrell on July 27, 1952. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1970 and married Faye Goldstein on August 8, 1976. After graduating from Purdue University while working at P.R. Mallory, he spent his career working as a Senior Systems Analyst for Hewlett Packard and EDS at Allison Transmissions, followed by several years as a Database Engineer for Salesforce. He was a charter member and longtime treasurer of Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Danville.

Jim was preceded in death by older brother Nick Ferrell and older sisters Claudia Talesnick and Gloria Ferrell.

Jim is survived by his wife Faye Ferrell; children Anna Robinson [Paul Robinson], Douglas Ferrell, and Laurie Ferrell; grandchildren Gabriel and Claire Robinson; sister Becky Smith [Wally Smith]; brother Jeff Ferrell; brother-in-law Stanley Talesnick; sister-in-law Patsy Ferrell; and nieces and nephews Stacia Skillman, Greg Skillman, Scott Skillman, Jeff Ferrell, Christy Ferrell, Doug Smith, and Wallace Smith.

Memorial services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Jim Ferrell requests donations be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center for colorectal cancer. Please make memorial gifts payable to IU Foundation/Colorectal Cancer Research. Please indicate “In memory of Jim Ferrell” on your gift. Mail to: IU Simon Cancer Center, PO Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207.


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Douglas Volpp

January 17, 2021

Jim was a great guy, always helpful and kind.

Michael Zierdt

January 17, 2021

I was so sorry to read this. At EDS it was always a pleasure to be around and work with Jim both as my manager, a co-worker and friend. He was a great guy.