James A. Ferguson

Aug. 19, 1936-July 25, 2020

James A. Ferguson, 83, of Napoleon passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, July 25, 2020.

He was born Aug. 19, 1936, the son of Ortez and Alice (Gillespie) Ferguson. His loving wife of 63 years, whom he married June 9, 1957, Norma J. (Speiser) Ferguson, survives him.

Also surviving are his sons, Brandy Lee Ferguson, of Napoleon, Joel (Jacqueline) Ferguson, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Tim (Kathy) Ferguson of McClure; daughter, June (Mike) Clemens of Bowling Green; grandchildren, Lindsay Ferguson, Justin (Sabrina) Ferguson, Alex Ferguson, Alyssa Clemens, Taylor Ferguson and Aaron Clemens; great-grandchild, Kinsley Ferguson; and brother, Gerald (Carole) Ferguson, of Shreveport, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ortez and Alice, and a sister, Patricia Hefflinger.

James graduated from Napoleon High School in 1954. He worked at Glass Fibers in Defiance until 1956. He went on to work for Glenn Speiser at Napoleon Hardware until it was purchased by Ray Wangrin, and worked for Ray until Jan. 1, 1979. The hardware incorporated and James served as president and manager of Napoleon Hardware Inc. for 22 years, retiring on May 31, 2001.

His favorite hobby was fishing, especially with the grandkids. Upon retiring, James also enjoyed bus tours often. He was a member of Odd Fellows, Lodge #755, Tontogany, Ohio, for over 60 years.

Services and interment will be held privately. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery, in Napoleon.

Walker-Hoening Mortuary, Napoleon, has been entrusted with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be considered to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.

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