Gene Molan (Burg) Ferguson June 30, 1940 – January 11, 2020. Gene passed away peacefully in home, surrounded in love with his family.
He was best known for his faith in the Lord; love of fast and classic cars; being a Mason and his sense of humor.
He was an acclaimed Funny Car driver and inducted into the Drag Racing Hall of Fame in 2010 for his accomplishments.
He was a founding and life long member of Classic Cruisers Car Club. He took great joy in his classic cars. They will be his legacy for years to come.
Gene was a member of IATSE Local 264/mixed local for over 40 years. He was certified and skilled at doing many jobs associated with the entertainment industry to include spotlights; stagehand and movie sets. He loved to talk about the many celebrities he met during this time of his life.
Right Worshipful Gene Molan Ferguson became an active member of Poquoson Lodge No 49; Poquoson, VA in 1997. He served as Worshipful Master of Poquoson Lodge No 49 in 2002 and District Deputy Grand Master for Masonic District 14A in 2012. He became a member of Kecoughtan Royal Arch Chapter No. 42 in 2010 and a member of Hampton Commandery No. 17 in 2019. He was active in several other Masonic organizations, York Rite and Scottish Rite.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Ann; infant daughter & son. Parents, Ernestine (Teen) & Sinclair (Sinky) Ferguson. He is survived by siblings, Berlyn Billeter; Lauren (Big Boy) Ferguson (MaryLou); Archie (Skipper) Ferguson (Wilma). Step son, Scott Smith; two special granddaughters, Danielle Smith; Nikki Warren. Many nieces/nephews and friends he considered family.
Viewing Jan 22 (Wed) 4-7pm at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home; Memorial with Masonic Rites Jan 23 (Thurs) at 1:00pm/Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will be private followed by a reception at 5pm at his home 8 Berwick St
Classic Car owners are welcomed to drive their classic car (weather permitting) to honor Gene at his memorial. Special parking available.
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