Rex Sterling Ferguson Sr., age 80, of Flint Township, died Jan. 9, 2017. Funeral mass will be celebrated 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton. Fr. Bob Bacik celebrant. Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Flint, where a Knights of Columbus Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a 3rd and 4th degree memorial ceremony. Visitation will also be held 2 p.m. until time of mass at the church on Friday. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Diabetes Association.

Rex was born May 11, 1936, in Hubbard Lake the son of George and Erie (McKinnon) Ferguson. He married Donna Jean Welsh in Detroit on Jan. 24, 1959, she preceded him in death on Dec. 8 2012. He was employed at GM as a Machine Repairman retiring in 1987 with 32 years of service. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Rex was a member of the K of C Davison Council and the FOE Davison Council. He was also a member of the A.O.H. Rex was inducted in the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame on May 5, 2012. He enjoyed travel, baseball, and playing cards and going to the casinos.

He is survived by children, Rex (Penny) Ferguson Jr, Bradford (Karen) Ferguson, Gloria (John) Grappin, Mary Beth (John) Rahn; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenneth (Rita) Ferguson; several nieces and nephews; special friend Edith Kollien.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna Jean Ferguson; seven brothers; one sister.

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