Robert Miller Ferguson


Robert Miller Ferguson, age 87, passed away on Oct. 30, 2017. Bob was the son of the late Clyde and Ruth Ferguson and was preceded in death by his brother Bill Ferguson. A native of Leavenworth, Washington, his early years were shaped by the natural beauty of the region and the work ethic of his parents who owned the Ford dealership in Leavenworth.

In 1955, Bob married Norma Lea Straley, a native of nearby Wenatchee, Washington who shared his love of the outdoors. Upon graduation from Washington State University, Bob served in the Navy. After this service ,Bob worked for 35 years in various corporate positions for Ford Motor Company which took him and his family from Seattle to Atlanta in the mid 1960s. During his life, Bob served in many school and civic organizations including school booster clubs, the Lions Club, and the Lake Lanier Association.

In their later years, Bob and Norma found great joy hosting family and friends, and particularly their four granddaughters, at their lake home.  

Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma Lea Ferguson, his daughter Becky Donatelli and her husband, Todd, his son, Jeff Ferguson and his wife, Amy, and his granddaughters, Gina Miceli and husband, Tom Miceli, Leah Donatelli, Katie Ferguson and Kelly Ferguson. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nove. 10, 11 a.m. at The Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, NC. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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