David Graham Ferguson

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.

LINCOLN – David Graham Ferguson, 74, husband of Carolyn (Swett) Ferguson, passed away Jan. 22, 2014, at a Lincoln hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Old Town, the son of John Weston and Madeline (Wilcox) Ferguson.

In his younger days, David was employed at South Branch Lumber Company, and went on to becoming a woods contractor the rest of his career. He also had his own chimney cleaning and tree work business and also had a business sharpening shears and other blades. He enjoyed doing wood crafts, was a life long horseshoe player, and in his later life took up golf. He was also an excellent cook. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was always tinkering on something, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was an optimist who always saw the glass as half full, never as half empty. He and Carolyn were married 53 years in September, and for eight years, enjoyed their winter home in Florida. They were well known for their great dancing. He was a great family man and his family was most important to him. For more than 50 years, he was a member of Composite Lodge No. 168, AF & AM, Lagrange, and also was a Shriner.

In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he is survived two children and their families, son, Kurt Ferguson and granddaughter, Shayna Ferguson; daughter, Alana Lloyd and her husband, Terry; granddaughter, Kayla Crosby and her husband, Jacob; and great-grandchildren, Jakoby and JayLyn; a brother, John Ferguson and his wife, Deidra; a sister, Cheryl Hatch and her husband, Millard; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Greg and Jane Swett and Jim and Alice Swett; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Sunday, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where a masonic memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. Immediately following the masonic service, a funeral service will be held, with the Rev. Scott Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the spring. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.

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