Thomas B. Ferguson Trust in the Lord and he will give you strength for His mercy is everlasting. Age 89, Tom passed away on January 1, 2011. He was born in 1921 in Detroit, Michigan to Thomas and Helen Ferguson. He was raised in Canton by his grandparents Alice and John Myers and Aunt Lucille Kempthorn; whom he credits for his strong Christian faith. Graduated from Lehman High School in 1939 and joined the Navy in August 1942, serving in the Coast Guard four years during WWII. Eighteen months aboard LST 785 which included invasions on Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Saipan and Philippines. His lifelong passion was serving his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Tom worked at Kempthorn Motors for sixty years, where special relationships with customers and co-workers were established. Tom was a member of Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church serving as youth leader, Sunday school leader, deacon and most joyfully as the lay congregational song leader for twenty years. His Christian mission work included lay minister leader for the Stark County Jail Church Service and loyal visitor to home bound residents; always sharing encouragement of praise and prayer. Tom is survived by two daughters Connie (Ferguson) and Jim Wenger, Joyce (Ferguson) and Robert Spring; four grandchildren James & Julie Wenger, Jason & Danielle Wenger, Julie (Wenger) & Stephen Jones, and Caitlin Wenger. Great grandchildren include Lauren, Hallie, Rileigh, Klaire, Heath Wenger; Lucy and Ava Wenger; Tylor, Elizabeth, Emily Jones. Additional family includes Darlynne Ferguson, Robert and Ruth Ferguson, Richard and Marilynn Kempthorn, James and Rebecca Kempthorn, Dana and Jud Parker, Eric and Yvonne Kempthorn; and friends, Mabelle Elsasser, Milan Dopirak and Reverend Robert and Lois Graber. Special thanks to the staff at Canton Christian Home and Canton Veterans Outpatient Clinic. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church with Pastor Terry Kirschman officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canton Christian Home or Aultman Womens Board Compassionate Care Center.
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