Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday, December 31, 2020, 10:00-11:00am
Harvest Baptist Church
516 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA
Thursday, December 31, 2020, 11:00am
Harvest Baptist Church
516 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA
Rev. Jeremy McClain, Pastor, officiating
Burial will be in Espyville Cemetery
All in attendance are encouraged to wear masks.
Curt R. Ferguson left this world and entered the arms of his beloved Saviour, late December 25, 2020. Curt grew up an avid sports fan, who loved to play sports. Before the age of 40 he had worked for 20 years at a grocery store. In his 20's, he and his wife, Jill, bought Meadow Lake Campground in Jamestown, PA. This past summer was their 41st summer operating their business.
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Psalm 32:1-2. The most defining moment in Curt's life was the day that he realized that he was a sinner who needed a Saviour! It was the understanding that Jesus Christ came to this world to die for his sins (and yours) that changed his life. On that day, he refused to trust in himself, or anything that he could do, and by faith he accepted what God had done for him. Because of Jesus Christ, Curt became the beloved husband that he was to his wife.
Because of Jesus, Curt was an amazing father that trained his boys to love God with all their hearts and lives. Because of Jesus, as his family expanded, through daughter-in-laws and grandchildren he found great joy in bringing joy to them. Because of Jesus, Curt honored his parents and looked out for his sisters and brothers and their families. Because of Jesus, Curt loved his country and was thankful for the freedoms that were fought for by patriots. While not a perfect man, it was Curt's heart and desire to live every moment to honor and glorify God. He loved his church, Harvest Baptist Church in Greenville, and his pastors. Curt and Jill became active in every part of the ministry of the church. He was a prayer warrior, encourager, friend, mentor, and a giving man that wanted everyone to know how amazing his God is. It would be Curt's greatest joy that you would know the saving grace of God in your life too. His life touched so many other lives, and he definitely left his mark on this world for good. Curt will be greatly missed but he will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his wife Jill Ferguson, whom he married October 22, 1976; his parents, Stanley and Elanor Ferguson; two sons, Matthew Ferguson and his wife Christian of Campbell, OH and Daniel Ferguson and his wife Priscilla of Hammond, IN; two brothers, Cary Ferguson and Chad Ferguson and his wife Rebecca; two sisters, Carla Ferguson and Colleen Hoffman and her husband Kevin; two brother-in-laws, Dale Sluzewski and his wife Terry and Gary Sluzewski and his wife Jan; five grandchildren, Curtis, Cara, Caitlin, Erin, and Calvin; many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a great niece Collette Piazza.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Curt Ferguson Fund, C/O Harvest Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.
I just met Rebecca and her family this year. I moved here from elyria and my friend introduced me to jennifer harmon and i started going to the same church that Rebecca and her family attends. I became friends with Janna. Janna and i talk all the time and janna had to explain to me who curt was. When i found out it was their family member i wrote janna and told her that if she needed a friend to talk to that i was there for her. So with all that being said i would like to say to all the family members of curt that i am sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family.
I will miss my Uncle Curt! He was a man who loved his Family and his Lord. He was a hard working man who just wanted to provide a good life for his family! His smile and love for good ice cream are something I will always remember!
On behalf of all of the Potase’s I send sincerest condolences to all of Curt’s beloved family! No words can express our sorrow on your loss. Your beautiful tribute gives us an insight of what a wonderful Christian Curt was and his shoes will be hard to fill! May your memories sustain you and give you peace! May the Good Lord bless and be w/ you!
We met Curt and Jill around 4 yrs ago when we starting camping at Meadowlake campground, and being new to the camping world, we sure did ask Curt a lot of questions, and he treated us with patience and kindness and gave us so much knowledge on our camper and he was always there if we needed any help, he will me missed, our thoughts and prayers are being sent to Jill and her family
Randy and Billijo Stephens
My Dad spoke highly of Curt as he was my Dad’s Sunday School teacher. My Dad passed away 2 years ago. I’m sure he and Curt are catching up!
Jill – our prayers are with you and your family. Curt will be missed by many. He was a very caring You both have been so wonderful to my parents and Troy and I all these years. I’m sure my dad is catching up with Curt in heaven. Should you need anything please reach out to us.
I met Curt in the summer of 1983 , he and his dad Stan were back filling dirt in to a trench behind my dad’s trailer where they were completing some work, Curt and I talked about all types of things and I could tell he was going to be a great friend, Jill and Curt were always in the store , the campground was young , I think only 2 rows, when they had their 2 boys, Curt and Jill were so proud, throughout the years, my mom n dad became really good friends with the family. Dad loved being in the campground. Later in 1990 my wife and I joined the campground, Curt was always working on projects but he never hesitated to wave to us each time he passed our site, I didn’t consider him an owner vs a camper, I considered him family, we moved from the campground a few years ago, but always stopped by to see how things were , the last time I stopped was this year on the last day 10/15/2020, I talked to Jill for a good bit and then went through the campground, luckily I found Curt, up on the tractor as he often was, he took the time to chat and ask how we all were. Just a typical day in the life for him, out working hard. I love him like a brother and the family as my own, the campground won’t be the same with him gone, but his legacy will always live on in the work that he did. RIP brother, until we meet again. You will be tasked in doing the lord’s work in heaven, your new legacy to begin.
I will never forget, Brother Curt coming up to me and saying, “From now on we are going to thank God for saving your husband, because that is what God says to do, believe “. That ment so much to me and about a month ago my husband got saved, and Brother Curt sent him a beautiful note in a Christmas card. I will never forget his words. Thank you for the prayer warrior you wherw.
So sorry to the family for this great loss. We met he and Jill in the summer of 2016, when we started camping permanent there. We camped there for 3 summers and bought a place of our own close by. Prayers for the family.
I am a member of Meadow lake Campground. I met Curt and Jill in 2001,and have always admired how good a person Curt was. He always had a smile for you and was willing to help when he could.
He will surely be missed by all that knew him. I pray the family finds peace in the knowledge that he is now with the God he loved so much and is now at peace. I will miss him dearly, he was a kind and gentle man.
Curt set a wonderful example for anyone ,an a good friend to us. Our son had a good Christian mentor in Curt. He will be missed until we meet up again.
I met Curt and Jill years ago while attending Christian Community Church aka Harvest Baptist…. which is many years ago! Jill and I became best friends and likewise our husband became good friends. Curt was definitely the head of his household as the man should be as instructed by God. He was never afraid to show his emotions when it came to God. He was a big guy but with such a teddy bear heart. He loved his wife with all his being, he loved telling people about the gospel, and he lived as God showed us how to live by his words. I respected him and loved him as a brother.
Drew and I both will miss him and send our deepest condolences and prayers for the family remaining behind. Someone once told me, “We cry for ourselves when someone passes because of our loss..” “We rejoice for the person we loss because they are now in heaven”. If there was ever anyone that I’m sure is in heaven, it’s Curt. He
Our deepest sympathy for Jill and the family for your great loss. It is knowing the heritage Curt left you all with of a stable, trusting, real faith in the Lord Jesus that we pray for all of you. And it is in that faith we are holding you up in prayer knowing God is with you. Love and prayers Mike & Jenny Patterson
Jill, Matt, Dan and the entire Ferguson family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on Curt’s passing. We know that Curt’s faith provided him with great strength during his life and we pray that your memories of your time with Curt, along with your own faith, will give you strength during this difficult time.
We are so personally grateful for the time we were able to spend with Curt talking and laughing. We will always cherish those conversations. The obituary states that his life touched many other lives and that is certainly true. He touched our lives through his sense of humor and the many personal kindnesses he quietly extended to our family.
It was obvious he was a dedicated husband, father, son, brother and friend and the fact that even his professional life was spent building a place that brings joy and friendship to so many is further evidence of Curt’s character.
Through his life and work the lives of others were impacted for the better.
On behalf of the Livingston family . We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Jill, his family and loved ones. We are so sorry to read of his passing. RIP Curt