W.C.  Ferrell, Sr.
W.C. Ferrell, Sr., 90, passed away Sept. 5, 2019. A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. in Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time.
He was preceded in death by parents W.W. Ferrell and Alsie Ferrell, six sisters and two brothers. He is survived by wife Margaret A. Ferrell, daughter Frela A. Ferrell, son W.C. Ferrell, Jr. and daughter-in-law Lisa Ferrell. He is also survived by grandchildren: Caitlin Ferrell, Forrest Ferrell, W.C. Ferrell III and wife Graciela Ferrell, and Aaron Ferrell; great-grandchildren: Cayden and Easton Carlton Ferrell; and siblings Florence Martin and Robert J. Ferrell.
W.C. was born July 13, 1929 in DeWitt, VA. and graduated from McKenney, VA in 1947. After his Father's death in September 1947, he farmed until 1951, the year his younger brother finished high school. He joined the Air Force in September 1951, basic training at Sampson AFB, N.Y., technical school at E.T. State Teachers College, Commerce, TX., three years in France, three months at Sampson AFB, Reno, NV. and was Honorably Discharged September 1955.
He attended E.T. State University receiving a B.S. degree in 1958, M.A. degree from SMU in 1962, and an Ed.D. degree from Nova University in 1975. He worked as a teacher in Dallas ISD from 1958-1966. From 1966-1989 he was a principal in Dallas ISD, after which he retired and continued part-time work with the district.
The Rosemont Primary Library was named in his honor. He was a member of the Dallas Athletic Club and worked out, regularly, into his mid-80's. W.C. had traveled to all of the U.S. states and overseas. His passions were reading and learning after giving up a fairly-good golf habit years ago.
He and his wife were members of the Foundation Circle at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
Freeman/Ferrell Scholarship-Texas A&M-Commerce Foundation
P.O. Box 3425
Commerce, TX 75429
Published on September 9, 2019


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