OBITUARY

Brett Matthew Ferguson

May 3, 1986February 6, 2021
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Brett Matthew Ferguson, 34, Tulsa, OK, died tragically Saturday, February 6, 2021. Brett was born May 3, 1986, in Oklahoma City, OK and was a resident until his move to Tulsa, OK.

During his brief time with us, Brett left each of us a better person having known and loved him. We will miss his big smile, big heart and playful spirit. Brett was intelligent, witty, funny, positive, athletic, adventurous, spontaneous and resourceful, a coffee snob, foodie, dedicated employee, perfectionist, nature lover, avid cyclist, craft beer connoisseur, but most of all an amazing father.

Brett was born May 3, 1986 to David and Cheryl Ferguson. He grew up in northwest Oklahoma City in two memorable houses within a mile of each other. He attended Will Rogers Elementary, Hefner Middle School and Putnam City North High School. He played the majority of sports but tennis became his main focus by the age of 10. His family spent most weekends watching Brett compete in tennis tournaments or at his sister’s softball tournaments. Any free summer weekends were spent at Lake Eufaula with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Brett was a natural at literally everything (which sometimes got pretty annoying for Marcie). They’d often play with the cul-de-sac neighbors—roller hockey, kickball, soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, swimming—you name it. Brett was good at it.

After graduating high school in 2004, Brett received an academic and tennis scholarship at Oklahoma Christian University. After one year, he transferred to Oklahoma State University and focused on a mechanical engineering major. As a college student, he worked for Cowboy Dining, servicing food/beverages in Suites at Boone Pickens Stadium and Karsten Creek Golf Club. Brett graduated in 2009 and began his career at Select Engineering, Tulsa, OK. He remained with them for nine years and was currently working for Pipeline Equipment in Tulsa, since spring of 2020.

Brett became a father to his son, Jack in 2009 and his daughter, Layla, in 2013. Being a Dad was by far Brett’s favorite role. He always made his children a priority and loved them an indescribable amount. He coached sports teams, helped with school work, scouts and was always teaching them how to be the extremely resourceful person that he was.

Any free time Brett had was most likely spent cycling with friends, trying new (and even making) craft beer and taking Jack and Layla to do outdoor activities such as biking and going to the park. Brett helped coach Jack and Layla in baseball and basketball. Within the last four years, he had resumed playing competitive tennis. He always did whatever it took to attend family events, holidays and birthday parties. His family and friends were extremely important to him and he built lifelong relationships that never went unnoticed and that will never be forgotten.

Brett is survived by his son, Jack, 11, and his daughter, Layla, 7, of Tulsa, OK; his mother and father, Cheryl and David Ferguson of Edmond, OK; his brother, Tyler and Elizabeth Ferguson of Austin, TX; his beloved nephews, Patrick and Henry; his sister, Marcie and Robert Brown of Edmond, OK; his beloved nephew, Jaedyn Gay; his grandparents, Carl and Jo Robinson of Oklahoma City, OK; Vi and her husband, Milt Schott, Leavenworth, KS; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is also survived by Jacelyn Winfield Ferguson, Tulsa, OK, former wife, mother of his children and good friend. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Ferguson, Jr. and wife, DeEtta. Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:00 am at Church of the Servant, Interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at: www.hahncookfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Celebration of Brett Ferguson's Life; https://www.gofundme.com/f/celebration-of-brett-fergusons-life; or www.tulsapipeliners.org/donation/create and select the “In Memorandum” option from the designation drop-down menu, then enter “Ferguson Family” into the notes section.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyler Ferguson, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Brown, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Terrell, Active Pallbearer
  • John Boswell, Active Pallbearer
  • Tyler Dodson, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Sizemore, Active Pallbearer
  • Don Terrell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Pelley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kenny Sizemore, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Stan Ferguson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ryan Waltrip, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nick Gill, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kevin Steiner, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jeff Shultz , Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Dante Lazzarotto

February 25, 2021

We celebrate being blessed by Brett’s friendship and amazing personality. Fantastic Human Being!!!

Brett will always be within our hearts!

Debbie Roberts

February 24, 2021

We lived across the street from David and Cheryl when Brett was born one month before our daughter, Megan.
Brett and Megan became best, fast and forever friends while playing and exploring their cul-de-sac on NW 118. We have many, many joyful memories of those past days. Our families have remained steadfast and close in heart even when geographically separated. We are heartbroken.
Brett was that man that every mother and father hoped and prayed for, that every family member found comfort in, that every child dreamed for, and that every friend longed for.
Brett lived an energetic, honest, hardworking, responsible, kind, humble, loving and fun life on this earth. He was quite a man. He made the world a better place with his attitude. He had so many friends. We, along with his family and friends mourn his loss.
Brett was the epitome of a good father. Children are so blessed and lucky when they have good fathers, and Brett stood as a great father. We mourn his loss for his children.
Brett’s memory will always have a place in our hearts. All our love and prayers to the whole Ferguson and extended families. Ben, Debbie, Megan, and Sam Roberts

Chris Watson

February 24, 2021

A great friend, great colleague, great classmate and fierce cyclist.
Always encouraging and helpful. Always finding ways to live his life to the fullest. You will be missed.

George Torres

February 24, 2021

Brett at the end of one of our best rides together, July 27, 2019. Such a cool, relaxed fellow to be with on a hot summer day.

George Torres

February 24, 2021

Brett was always the ever patient guy on our bicycle rides. He would always wait for me as I struggled to keep up. So much so that he was always willing to peel away from the rest of the fast riders to be with the slowest in our group. Brett shared a lot of common interests with us from work to several other hobbies.

You were always a hard worker my friend-be it at the office or on the pedal. But I will remember that time I was so spent and you came back to bring us refreshments and share a chat with us before the sun set completely (on photo).

I, and your other riding buddies Jerry, Martin, and the 2 Chris's will miss you. But whenever I clip on my pedals you will always be in my heart. That I know. And yes, as you told me on that hill "Keep on riding"-that I will do. Thank you, Brett.

Jeremy Humphrey

February 24, 2021

Going to miss Brett for sure, because he made this world, and mine, a better place! Working with Brett was always a pleasure, but, having the opportunity to have him as a friend was even better. Brett and myself would always share stories about our kids and the plans for their futures and it showed that they were his number one priority. Gonna miss you brotha!!

Segundo Armendariz

February 22, 2021

Our family has been lucky enough to have met and shared these past years with Brett and his children through Eisenhower and Cubscouts. He was just such an amazing guy and an absolutely loving and dedicated father. I take solace in the fact that his kind and adventurous spirit shines so brightly in his children. He will live on through them and every other soul that had the pleasure to meet this man. Brett! We will always love you and miss you dearly.

Terry Flynn

February 19, 2021

Brett was a great person and a devoted member of the Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa. On behalf of the entire club, our prayers are with you.

Lollis Family

February 18, 2021

On behalf of Pipeline Equipment, Inc and the Lollis family, we want to say how much we will miss Brett. We enjoyed the time we got to spend with him. He always had a smile on his face and was eager to lend a hand. It was clear that his children meant the world to him. We are praying for his family as well as those he impacted in the cycling and tennis communities.

Chad Sanders

February 13, 2021

I sat in silence when I heard the news of Brett's passing. I captained one of Brett's USTA tennis teams the past 3 years. He was a great tennis player and an even better guy. His easy going spirit always lightened and lifted the mood on the court. And the socks! I never asked him about the socks but they always made me smile. Even as I write this, I still cannot believe this is real. Or maybe it's more that I do not want to believe it. You will be missed, my friend! I am better for knowing you.

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