Charles E. Ferguson, Sr., age 87, of Crossville, passed away May 27, 2020.
He was an Army veteran. He was assigned with the B Battery of the 49th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division. Charles served in Inchon, the Chosin Reservoir, Pusan perimeter, and was later captured at Hoengsong, North Korea on February 12th, 1951. He was later released at The Freedom Bridge at The DMZ on August 18th, 1953. Charles decorations include Occupation Medal Japan, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with ten Bronze V stars.
After his wartime service, he was employed for 28 years by Faurecia Exhaust Systems. He was a member of the 127 Seniors. Charles and his wife, Patricia, took many trips with friends they knew.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years: Patricia; sons: Paul Ferguson (Pam), Douglas Ferguson (Dolly), and Martin Shirk (Tonya); daughters-in-law: Lynn Ferguson and Shaun Ferguson; brother-in-law: Don Mack (Judy); 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial gift in Charles’s name to the National American Ex-Prisoners of War PO Box 3445 Arlington, Texas 76007-3445
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home is accepting family and friends for Charles Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 1 until 3 p.m. with services to follow.