February 24, 1952 - October 5, 2019
John David Ferguson was surrounded by his family as he entered the presence of his Lord and Savior on October 5, 2019.
John David was born on February 24, 1952 in Longview, Texas to Rev. John and Bernice Ferguson. He is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters, Leslie Sanderson, Emily Baker, and Molly White; three sons-in-law, Justin Sanderson, Adam Baker, and Zachary White; and six grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Suzanne Messersmith (Gary) and Carol Gremillion (Terry); brothers-in-law, David Ponder (Leanne), Stephen Ponder (Bliss), and Mark Ponder (Julia); and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
John David is a graduate of Denver City High School and Baylor University. His entire career was spent in business, both in the corporate world and small business ownership.
Above all, John David’s greatest joys were serving his family and serving his church. John David served Prestonwood Baptist Church as a Trustee, Chairman of the Deacons, Chairman of the Personnel Committee, and Bible Fellowship Teacher. He also served as a Trustee for Prestonwood Christian Academy and as a founding Trustee for PCA’s South Dallas school, The King’s Academy. John David loved supporting the ministries of Bonton, as well as the Bill Glass Prison Ministry.
John David’s legacy of faith, love, and service is sure to be impactful for generations to come. His best qualities were his strength, generosity, great tenderness, and sense of humor. Throughout his battle with leukemia, John David pointed his family and friends to the faithfulness of God and the assurance he had in his salvation through Jesus Christ. He often reminded his family, “Either way this goes, I win.”
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7
Memorials may be made to: Sponsor-A-Child Program
The family will receive visitors in the Fireside Room at Prestonwood Baptist Church on Thursday, October 10 from 5pm -7pm.
A Memorial service will be held in the Worship Center at Prestonwood Baptist Church on Friday, October 11, at 11:00 a.m., with Dr. Jack Graham presiding.
Prestonwood Baptist Church
6801 W. Park Blvd.
Plano, Texas 75093
The King’s Academy
1819 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75215
Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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