Carl D. Fergus II
Carl D. Fergus II, 54, of Smithville, Tennessee formerly of Effingham, IL and FL peacefully passed from this world to his heavenly home on Monday, August 26, 2019. He was born January 31, 1965, Madison, WI, the son of Fred and Joyce Fergus. Carl attended Oshkosh North High School and graduated from Effingham High School in 1983 where he was on the Effingham Hearts basketball team. He attended Lakeland College, Mattoon, IL and was a graduate of the MTC Truck Training School, St. Louis, MO. He will always be remembered as a loving family man, a generous "Pap", and a faithful friend. We were all lucky to have his bright big love and smile. He touched so many lives from the young to the elderly. Carl will forever live on in our hearts and we'll cherish the memories. He was a member of the Christian Church, a 1st Degree Freemason at the Center Hill Masonic Lodge #77, Smithville, TN, and Sons of the American Legion. Carl was an avid sports fan: a die-hard Green Bay Packer fan and Stockholder, St. Louis Cardinal and Orlando Magic fan. He also loved playing golf. He was employed by Arab Termite & Pest Control, Effingham, IL for several years. He was currently employed by Big G Express, Shelbyville, TN. Preceded in death by his grandparents: Carl & Mary Fergus, Clarence & Ann Sipple, and nephew Eric David Wente.
Carl is survived by his parents: Fred and Joyce Fergus; brother, Fred Fergus II of Sanford, FL; the love of his life, Sarah (Smith) Fergus; son, Jared (Heather) and grandchildren: Jaxon, Addi, and soon to be Evelyn Smith; son, Kurtis (Kristy) and grandchildren: Nora & Macy Jo Dykes; Jodi Wente Durre and family Andrew, Madelyn, and Jacob Austin. Uncle Bob (Debbie) Fergus; cousins: Greg Fergus, Bryan Fergus, Jenifer Stafford, and Josh Fergus; Aunt Janice Dinerstein, cousins: Ann (Shua), Payne, and Harry Gambill; Great Aunt Maxine Smith, Great Aunt Dorothy & Great Uncle Evertt Wade, and Great Aunt Marcella Gretzinger; Sister-in-law Beverly & Tom Dirkes and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be sorely missed by his dogs, Annie and Hoss. The Memorial Service will be held, Saturday, October 19th, 2019, 2 pm CDT at the First United Methodist Church, 108 N. 4th Street, Smithville, TN 37166. Following the service, a fellowship meal will be served at the Fellowship Christian Center. Green Bay Packer attire is welcome. Arrangements completed at Jerry Spears Funeral Home with Crematory, Columbus, Ohio.
Published on September 16, 2019


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Cynthia Neal
Oct 18, 2019
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Linda McGuire
Oct 14, 2019
Our deepest condolences to Joyce, Fred, Fred Jr, Joyce, the Gambill family, and to all family and friends of Carl. What a wonderful man of heart, kindness, family and love. He left such a legacy to all ... his life soon to be celebrated and embraced. May sweet memories comfort you and yours and please know how many thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God bless you all ... Love, Linda and Rick
Mike ladendorf and family
Sep 17, 2019
I remember ur effingham and dulenbach.mitch mikey reynolds fred watching holyfield vs.bowe 1 2nand 3. Most of all blue notes r.i
P. Love u bro
Aunt Janice 'Sipple' Dinerstein
Sep 17, 2019
NO words can express our sadness in losing my VERY SPECIAL nephew, Carl. We had a wonderful Aunt- Nephew friendship relationship our whole lives. Carl was loved by his family so much. He was a hard worker, caring and loved everyone of us. He was a great family man and loved his dogs, home and his job. He gave me Miss Pepper, my little dog now. He always called me AUNTIE. I will FOREVER love you Carl, until we meet again. You will be GREATLY missed. Love, Auntie Janice
Stephanie Olofson Passalacqua
Sep 17, 2019
I have fond memories of Carl at EHS. My thoughts are with your family.
Sep 17, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss! Please know that you have many people praying for you all during this time. I love you all and pray that God's peace, comfort, and love engulf you and His presence can be felt. 🙏❤
David Winchester
Sep 17, 2019
Had a lot of great times with Carl in high school. My sincere condolences for your loss. He will be missed.
Carlissa Puckett
Sep 17, 2019
Joyce, Fred, Fred II, and Joyce - I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember news reports and basketball pics of Carl and the Effingham Hearts in the EDN. What a great son he was. Love and prayers for you and your entire family.
kevin moschenrose
Sep 16, 2019
I remember when when I was video tech. with the Effingham Hearts basketball team. Every time when we where getting beat up on re bounds under the basket by the other team, Coach Jim Maxedon would send in Carl to play in that zone and shove the other players around and give back to them what they where doing to us.
Greg Fergus
Sep 16, 2019
Next to his parents and my father and mother I have known my big cousin longer than anyone else. We grew up together in Maryland. We played on the same softall team ( the cardinals) coached by my dad and uncle. Even then when he was the pitcher and I was the catcher, we always had an understanding when we could just look at each other and ALWAYS knew what the other was thinking. Growing up we were always excited when we got to see each other. That excitement never ended growing up through the years. I miss him. I love him. we loved each other. We both knew that. He loved the packers. He knew that I loved DA BEARS . But it was always a rivalry in love. When I couldn't go to my sons coll...ege football games he would go. I miss my days growing up with him and then our life growing experiences. I love him. I was was going through pictures the other day. I found a picture of us in March 1966, he was 13 months old and I was 9 months old . Our Papaw and Mamaw were holding us. We looked so happy and loved. He will always be with my soul.Read more
Christy Lunsford
Sep 16, 2019
Carl you will,always be our "monster"... Love you pap.. Gonna miss ya
Beverly Dirkes
Sep 16, 2019
I will forever miss my little bro n law. I will miss his big laugh, warm heart and huge hugs, and him calling me aunt bevie.. He made everything seem exciting and fun.. He will be forever loved and missed.
Harold marc Gambill
Sep 16, 2019
my uncle was the best he had the best hugs it made my heart so happy when I saw him when I went to his house he snuck in and surprised me but now without his hugs and his jokes with his funniness I won't have as much fun that I had with him. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HIM so much I can't let go of his hands in heaven. if you saw him I BET WHEN YOU HAVE A HUG FRUM HIM YOUR HAERT WILL HAVE THE BEST JOY YOU WOULD HAVE!!!!

I LOVE YOU CARL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harold Gambill

PRAY FOR HIM PLEASE DO WE LOVE HIM A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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