John Vernon Ferrell

Born in Nashville, TN on July 29, 1935

Departed on July 3, 2014 and resided in Portland, Tn

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John Vernon Ferrell, Jr. age 78 of Portland, TN passed away on July 3, 2014. John was an honorable man, who loved the Lord and his church. He also loved his family and many, many friends. He served his country for eight years in the United States Navy. He had a special place in his heart for little children and puppies. He could remove a splinter from a crying child’s finger with the expertise of a surgeon. His favorite food was apples, done any way, in pies or fried like his mother used to do. There was nothing that John could not fix or build, from a house, his tractor, the clock, an audio system, or anything that needed repair. Of course, he was a master gunsmith. His memory was amazing, especially the most important things. He liked westerns and John Wayne was his favorite hero. If you asked him for advice, it would be simple and short; “Just do the right thing”. John was such a pack rat. He probably had the screws from his first tool kit and knew how to put them to use. John was capable of enduring. No matter what the doctors and nurses told him, he would ask questions and decide what he wanted. He rarely complained. Those who took care of him grew to love and respect him. That’s what he wanted and received, because he loved and respected others. He was a truly good man and will be missed by so many.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John, Sr. and Lorene Ferrell, and 2 sons, Charles Ennis Ferrell and Robert Lee Ferrell.
He is survived by his loving wife Wanda Kay Ferrell, daughters, Kay Lowe of Antioch, Jeanne Crain (Rick) of Castalian Springs, and Bobbie Troutt of Portland, sons, Rob Beach of Raliegh, NC, and Randy Beach of Gallatin; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be Frosty Gregory, Henry Gregory, Bill Anderson, Ron Green, Dave Safford, Jim Eidson and Ron Sloan.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 2-8PM at Hendersonville Funeral Home. A life celebration ceremony will be conducted on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11am in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home, with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.

4 Comments to Jr. John Vernon Ferrell

  1. Dr. Ron & Lois Carrier
    July 4, 2014 10:51 am

    As pastor of Goodlettsville Southern Methodist Church in Goodlettsvlle, TN, we send to all the Ferrell family our deepest sympathy at this time. We pray as so many decisions will need to be made.
    The Lord will indeed be with you.
    Love & prayers,
    Ron & Lois

  2. Imogene McNeese
    July 4, 2014 10:57 am

    Someone once wrote: “Love lives longer than grief of pain…All other things pass, but love will remain. A bond that nothing
    can sever because love lasts forever.”

    Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with all of the Ferrell family that I have known & loved for so many years.
    Love & prayers,
    Imogene

  3. shirley sadler/ Cobie Sadler
    July 5, 2014 2:21 pm

    He will be missed. We love you both from the minute we first met you both and will never forget either of you. You will be on my prayer list for the strength to go on with out him. May God bless you and your family.

  4. Brock Flynn
    July 7, 2014 1:11 pm

    John taught me so much about everything. He was one of the finest men I have ever met. I will and do miss him.

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