Dorsey Ferguson, 60

Dorsey Ferguson, 60, of Union, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his home. He was born in Maryville, Tenn. on Jan. 20, 1951 the son of A. Lloyd and Opal (Heaton) Ferguson. The family moved to Mendon in 1961. Dorsey graduated from Mendon High School in 1969. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a military policeman and was stationed in Japan for two years. After his time in the service Dorsey drove truck for a number of years. He was known over the road as “Crowbar.” He was very talented at woodworking and car repairs. He enjoyed working in his garage and on his home. His family and friends called him “the fix it man.” He was appreciated by his many friends and especially his family.

Dorsey is survived by his long-time companion, Shelly Collins; two daughters, Jessica (Kevin) Stump and Laura (Bill) Vander Voort; a granddaughter, Taylor; his mother, Opal Ferguson; two sisters, Joan Wilcox and Betty (Joe) Taylor; three brothers, Billie Ferguson, David (Pam) Ferguson, and Tom (Pam) Ferguson; many nieces, nephews, and friends that knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd; and infant sister, Evelyn.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, with Rev. Ward D. Pierce officiating. Military rites will be conferred by the Hice-Shutes American Legion Post #170. Cremation will follow services and a private interment of ashes will take place later in Moorepark Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. An online register is available and condolences may be left for the family at

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