Scott L. Ferguson

Scott L. Ferguson passed away Feb 7, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 64. One of 11 children, he was born on Dec 6, 1949 in Ventura, Calif., to Hazel and Lee Ferguson.

Scott attended and graduated high school in Ventura. In 1968, he followed his brothers into the Armed Services, where he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving four years.

In 1973, Scott met Marilie Fong. Shortly after meeting they were married and had two children together, Christina Marie and William Lee. During this time, Scott served with the Nevada National and retired from Civil Service. They divorced in 1998.

In 1998, Scott married Patricia Bisson. They began their lives and his second career as a truck driving team. The couple remained living in Hawthorne until Patricia lost her battle to cancer on March 7, 2003.

Later in 2003, Scott met the last love of his life, Tawana Jerrick of Reno. They were married and eventually relocated to Quinlin, Texas, where they made their home together until his sudden passing. Scott was last employed as a long haul truck driver.

Scott always seemed to have a project in the works. Scott enjoyed stock car racing (preferably driving), old hot rods and mechanics. He turned his hobby of tinkering with cars into a business after retiring from Civil Service. He owned and operated a full service mechanic shop in Hawthorne. He was always a surfer boy at heart loving the California beaches and the music of the Beach Boys. He would take every opportunity to return to the Ventura area to visit family and the beaches.

Scott is preceded in death by his parents Lee and Hazel Ferguson: siblings Jim, Dick, Betty, Joellen, John, Mike: daughter Christina Hoppa and second wife Patricia Ferguson.

He is survived by his wife Tawana Ferguson of Quinlin, TX: son William Ferguson of Hawthorne: siblings Lois Allen and Wayne Ferguson of Reno, Martha Escalante of Ventura and Dale McPherson of Spokane City, Wash., numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and extended family.

Scott will be inurned alongside his second wife Patricia. A memorial service will be held at the Hawthorne VFW on February 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.