John Donald Ferguson

January 11, 2023

John Donald Ferguson, 65, of Tichnor died December 29, 2022. He was born May 21, 1957, in DeWitt to David and Irene Beam Ferguson.

He worked for many years as a pilot. He was type rated in Gulf Stream G5, Gulf Stream G4, Airbus 320, Lear Jet 45, Boeing 737 and Challenger. In agriculture he flew Pawnee, Ag Cats, Radial Thrush, Turbine Thrush, Turbine Air Tractors, and Dromader.

John was preceded in death by his parents and son, Landis Cole Ferguson.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Selig Ferguson; children Haley Copeland (Titus) of Center Ridge, AR, and Dylan John Ferguson of Benton, AR; two grandchildren JoLee and Briar Copeland; his twin brother Mark Ferguson (Vanna) of Furlow and brother Jim Ferguson (Rita) of Malvern; and two sisters Marilyn Pfaffenberger of Gillett and Debbie Canfield (Jerry) of Mt. Home.

Funeral services were January 3 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gillett with burial in Gillett Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home. www.essexfuneralhome.com