Wiley Dean Ferguson

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Wiley Dean Ferguson

February 22, 1937 – May 30, 2021

Born in the Land of Lincoln on February 22, 1937, Wiley Dean Ferguson joined the Marine Corps at age 17 and spent his military career traveling the Earth with them. Vietnam, Okinawa, Norfolk, VA, Cherry Point, NC, San Diego, CA., and Kansas City, MO were some of the places he called home

He is survived by his 3 children, Dawn Marie Coles and her husband Tony and his two grandsons Leroy and Declan, Walter James Ferguson and his partner Debi, and Gabrielle Nicole Ferguson. His sister Ellen, brother Tommy, and many nieces and nephews who knew him as Uncle Fergie. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 39 years, Patricia Ann Handy Ferguson, His beloved mom, Beulah, father Wiley James and Sister Katie.

Wiley loved playing golf, watching golf, KC Royals Baseball, early morning Quick Trip coffee runs, a cat named Perseus, The Marine Corp, singing the Marine Corp Battle Hymn, crossword puzzles, playing solitaire, only stopping for gas and coffee on long road trips, threatening to take off his belt and Dean Koontz novels.

He had no tolerance for hospitals and is mad as hell he is standing fire watch again!

Semper Fi


In light of COVID-19, Wiley’s family will hold a private memorial service later in the year, most likely at a Golf Course.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that you make a donation in Wiley’s name to First Tee of Greater Kansas City.  www.firstteekc.org 


1 Comment

  1. Walter Ferguson on June 18, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    If only you knew how much I idolized and loved being your son dad….I miss you to the end of the earth and back…Semper Fi devil dog….

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