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Harold A. Ferguson, Sr., D.O.

Harold A. “Fergy” Ferguson, Sr., D.O., age 91, of Eaton, OH passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at home with his family by his side.  He was born January 22, 1929 in Roanoke, VA to the late Bertice and Mildred (East) Ferguson.  Fergy graduated in 1947 from Jefferson High School in New Lebanon, OH, then received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and his Doctor of Osteopathy from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri in 1956.  He interned at Grandview Hospital in 1957 and opened a private practice as a family physician in Eaton, OH in 1958.  Recognizing the expanding medical needs of his community, he co-founded the Preble County Medical Center in 1965 with the vision of better meeting those needs.  He continued his practice there until his retirement in 1993, serving his patients and the community with compassion and wisdom.  He also served as Director of the Preble County Mental Health Board.  In addition to his parents, Fergy was also preceded in death by his sisters Elizabeth Sue Ferguson Pierce and Rebecca Jean Ferguson.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Alice K. (Cook) Ferguson of Eaton, OH; son Dr. Allen (Missy) Ferguson, Jr. of Eaton, OH; daughters Kim Ferguson of Charlotte, NC and Denise Ferguson of Lemont, IL; grandchildren Sarah, Andrew, Lauren, Emily and Natalie Ferguson.  He was a wonderful husband, father and physician, an avid golfer, and a friend to all.  Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting with arrangements.  A private graveside service will be held.  Memorial contributions may be sent to The Common Good of Preble County, 113 S. Cherry St., Eaton, OH 45320.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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So very sorry for your loss.. He was a kind sincere person.

Peachie Lindsey Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

He was a special man we all cared about. Anyone who went to him cared for him. Our thoughts and prayers are for the family. He will be missed by many.

Bob and Pat Johnson Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. I remember a lot of fun times as a young man hunting with Doc and his English Setter, Simon. He was one of my Dad's (Donald Townsend) favorite friends. He was always a "hoot" to be around! Prayers for Kim, Alan, Alice and your whole family in this sorrowful time.

Dean & Kris (Hypes) Townsend Jan 11 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Paula & Scott Melling Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

Iam so very sorry to hear of this.He was my Dr. for many years.Praying for all of the family

wanda jones Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Harold Ferguson, Sr., D.O.

wanda jones Jan 9 2021 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to Alice and family. I had not only had the good fortune being a patient but a good friend of Docs son, Allen. Fergie not only had light up the room charisma, he made people feel they mattered in the smallest encounter. In addition, Doc will be remembered for his unconditional generosity in the community on many levels. Countless times after hanging out, Id attempt to pay my tab, only to be told, Fergie took care of it. Thank you my friend. Sid Davis and family.

Sid Davis Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

Dr Ferguson was a larger than life figure in my youth. He was funny. When i was very young i thought he was like a celebrity because when he was around there was electricity in the air. So many memories. Susan and my thoughts are with Alice , Allen and the family.

Richard Sambol Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Sambols Jan 7 2021 12:00 AM

Alice, Allen, Missy and family, So sorry to read of Fergy's passing. He was so kind and so much fun to be around. I will always remember the good times we had on the golf course. RIP Fergy.

Ray Louis Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

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