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Wilford Larry Fergusson

January 30, 1946 — January 21, 2024

Wilford Larry Fergusson, peacefully passed away on January 21, 2024 surrounded by family at
home after a long journey with Alzheimer's. He was 77 years old. A memorial service will be
held at Robinson Church of Christ (428 Chado Ln, Robinson, TX 76706) on Saturday, January
27, 2024 starting at 11:00am followed by a time of visitation. All are also welcome to attend a
additional graveside service at Robinson Cemetery (620 East Stegall Rd. Robinson, TX 76706)
at 2:00pm.
Larry, as he was fondly known, was born on January 30, 1946, in Port Arthur, TX, to Demetra
and Wilford Fergusson. At the age of 3, Larry contracted Polio which nearly ended his life.
Doctors predicted he would never regain the ability to walk, but through the diligence of his
mother’s care and his immense will, Larry recovered and walked for over 70 years. Growing up
in Port Arthur, he loved hunting and fishing the bayous with his father and friends. As a
teenager, he met Penny while at church and began a courtship that would last a lifetime.
After graduating from Port Arthur High School in 1964, Larry pursued his passion for science
and earned a degree in Biology from Lamar University. On September 27, 1969, he married the
love of his life, Penny, and together they embarked on a beautiful journey filled with love, joy,
and adventure.
Larry's career with the state of Texas in water quality led him to Kilgore, TX, where he and
Penny welcomed their first child, Laurie. The family then settled in Duncanville, TX, where their
other two children, Tammie and Cody, were born. In 1991, Larry's dedication and expertise
earned him the position of Water Quality District Manager with the Texas Natural Resources
Conservation Commission, which led to their move to Waco, TX. Robinson, a small town near
Waco, became their beloved home for the next 33 years.
Larry was a devoted family man who always put his loved ones first. He had an incredible
sense of humor that brought joy to those around him. Known for his exceptional problem solving
skills, Larry could fix anything and was an accomplished wood carver of duck decoys.
He had a deep love for music and enjoyed playing his guitar.
Larry's love for his family was unwavering, and he fiercely protected and supported them
throughout their lives. He was a dedicated and active member of the Robinson Church of
Christ, where he served as a Deacon. Larry's wisdom and intelligence were evident to all who
knew him, and he was always willing to share his knowledge and insight.
In addition to his wife Penny, Larry is survived by his daughter, Laurie and husband Waldo;
daughter Tammie and husband David; son Cody and wife Carole. He was also blessed with
seven grandchildren, Noah, Devin, Emma, Kinley, Ava, Joshua, and Lucy, who brought
immense joy and happiness to his life. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Demetra,
father, Wilford, and sister Barbara.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Robinson Church of Christ

428 Chado Lane, Robinson, TX 76706

** Memorial Service with visitation to follow **

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