The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar
To All Departed Sir Knights
Honorable Judge William Lee Fergus
(September 23, 1948 - July 21, 2015)
Arkansas M.I. Grand Master, 1985 - Grand Commander 1989
Honorable William Lee Fergus, 66, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at his home. He lived in Jonesboro for the past 12 years, moving here from Osceola. In Osceola, Lee attended Calvary Baptist Church for 26 years where he was a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. Since moving to Jonesboro, he was a member of Central Baptist Church where he was also a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He went with his church on mission trips to Guatemala and Brazil. Lee had a passion for doing the Lord's work and helping others, especially juveniles.
Lee received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and has been a sitting Circuit Court Judge since 2001. Previously he was a Municipal Judge and the creator of the Juvenile Drug Court. He had practiced law in the Osceola area for many years.
He served as a medic in the United States Army Reserve. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Jonesboro and Osceola. He was active in the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Unit for Mississippi County. He also enjoyed riding his bicycle and was a member of the Ridge Riders Bicycle Club.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Marla Fergus of the home; daughters, Jensie Cobb (Seth) of Rogers, Arkansas; Callie Brewer (Matt) of Jonesboro; brothers, Dr. Scott Fergus and Reid Fergus of Osceola; grandchildren, Mary Pearle Cobb; Martha Anne Cobb and Fergus Cobb. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Dane and Pearle Fergus.
Funeral services will be 10:00 Friday, July 24, 2015, at Central Baptist Church with Archie Mason and Mike Martin officiating and Emerson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery with Matt Brewer, Seth Cobb, Danny Kapales, Jay Fergus, Brandon Henson, Chris Fergus, Ron George and Brian Henson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Carl Phillips, Bruce Brooke, Supper Club, Central Baptist Church Life Group; Second Judicial District Judges and all Masonic brethren. Visitation will be from 5-7 Thursday night at Central Baptist Church.
For lasting memorials, the family requests you please consider
Central Baptist Church Faith Commitment Offering (Supporting Missions) 3707 Harrisburg Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401; or the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, NICU, 4301 W. Markham, #716, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199.
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