(July 30, 1941 – January 18, 2015)
Carroll Boyd Ferguson was born July 30, 1941 in Lamesa, Texas and passed away January 18, 2015 in Hamilton, Texas. This tiny tree pound wonder and his twin, Harold, shared a dresser drawer as a bassinet. These two children wreaked havoc on their neighborhood. C.B. (as he was known later in life) attended school in Lamesa from the first grade and graduated high school there. He began working as a member of the seismographic crew in Pecos, he then worked as a milk delivery route driver in Mineral Wells. He began his life long career at 27 with the on-the-job training as a machinist and developed his skills to the level of working to .10,000 of an inch tolerance. He married Bonnie and they adopted Cory, a Costa Rican immigrant, when he was five years old. C.B. was an avid big game hunter with his brothers. He never met a stranger, loved a good story, was a Texas History buff and enjoyed visiting with friends at the Horny Toad. His passions included good Stetsons, boots, jewelry and guns. C.B. loved life and refused to have his actions curtailed by serious physical ailments of which he endured without complaint. He lived in Little Elm, Flower Mound and Hico during the past five years.
C.B. was preceded in death by his son, Cory who passed away 13 days earlier, and his wife Bonnie. He is lovingly remembered by his twin brother, Harold Ferguson and his wife Mary, sister Nelva Dunbar and her husband Kay and brother I.V. Ferguson and many nieces and nephews. He was a dedicated father, generous and loving brother. He will be missed by all.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Mitchell Cemetery, Iredell.