Glennis Martin Ferguson
June 12, 1959 - June 6, 2012
Glennis Martin Ferguson, 52, of S. Gorham St., Fayette, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, June 6, 2012, in Gorham Township. He was born on June 12, 1959, in Hudson, MI, to Earl M. and L. Dolores (Kingsley) Ferguson. He married his high school sweetheart, Paula Jean VanAssche, on January 26, 1980, and she survives.
Glennis lived his entire life in Fayette. He graduated from Gorham Fayette High School Class of 1977, and later served on its Board of Education. He managed the Fayette Super Value store for several years after high school, and most recently was employed as a branch manager at Perfection Bakeries in Temperance, MI. A true handyman, he enjoyed working outdoors, woodworking, and mechanics. He enjoyed all types of sports. Glennis had a deep love for his family, in which he instilled the values of hard work, determination, and pride. His humble, helpful spirit and comforting smile will be sorely missed. Glennis was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette.
Surviving Glennis in addition to his wife, Paula, are his parents, Earl and Dee Ferguson of Fayette; five children, Rebecca Jean (Dug) Senters of Perrysburg, OH, Nicole Marie Ferguson of Fort Wayne, IN, Jason Martin (Lindsey) Ferguson of Fayette; Kristin May (and fiancée Mat Johnson) of Fayette; and Kevin James Ferguson at home; a sister, Lynne Ferguson (and Matt Moats) of Fayette; two grandchildren, Caleb Martin and Carly Renee Ferguson of Fayette; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Glennis and Juanita Ferguson; maternal grandparents, Harry and Alice Kingsley; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, T. James and Geraldine VanAssche.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Glennis Ferguson will be held on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Fred Duschl as celebrant. Interment will follow at the Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, from 2-8 p.m., with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in Glennis’s honor to a charity of their choice.