Sherman Owen Ferguson died peacefully in his home in Apex on May 20, 2015. Born in South Boston, Virginia to the late Owen Coleman Ferguson and the late Ruby Ann Hall.
Sherman was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. After leaving the military, Sherman lived for 7 years in New York City during which time he attended Bernard Baruch College graduating with a major in Journalism. He returned to South Boston to put his education to good use working for the South Boston Virginia Community Action Program before going to work for Nortel Networks for 17 years. It was at this time he met his love and wife of 25 years, the former Cynthia Lorraine Peterson when she was attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. After Nortel Networks closed down, he worked as a contractor with various companies and the State of North Carolina Department of Corrections as a programmer. His final job from which he retired was with Eaton Corporation. Sherman’s quiet personality and unstoppable sense of humor made him beloved by many. He loved his wife, his home, his dogs and his garden and his family. He also enjoyed working on his computers and setting up any electronics for his home.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Cynthia Peterson Ferguson; sisters Bonnie Ann Ferguson and Wanda Renee Ferguson both of Richmond, Virginia; brother and sister-in-law Dean Thomas Ferguson and Cary Speh Ferguson of Zion Crossroads, Virgina; their children: Owen Hoyt Ferguson and Sara Ann Ferguson; mother-in-law Delia M. Peterson of Fayetteville, NC; father-in-law Willie R. Peterson of New Windsor, NY; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Derwin L. Peterson and Angela A. Peterson of Whitsett, NC; their children Darian I. Peterson and Kendall C. Peterson and many other family members. He was preceded in death by his father Owen Coleman Ferguson; mother Ruby Ann Hall; and brother Van Brian Ferguson.
The family would like to thank the many wonderful neighbors of the Apex Meadow Lake Community for their unconditional acts of kindness and support and the hospice staff at Transitions Life Care for their dedication and support. Condolences may be expressed at CremationSocietyNC.com
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