MARICOPA — Carl Edmond Ferguson, 85, of Maricopa died on Nov. 4, 2021.

Mr. Ferguson was born to Harry and Ellen Ferguson on Sept. 30, 1936, in a coal camp in West Virginia. He graduated from Richwood (West Virginia) High School and later owned and operated a small coal trucking company in West Virginia. When the coal-burning steel mills in Pennsylvania closed, he left West Virginia and spent a brief time in Ohio, then went to California and worked for Owens Corning for a year.

He then worked for United Airlines for 37 years, first in California and then in Colorado, where he and his family lived for 38 years. He retired in 1998, then drove for a bus touring company. He and his wife moved to Arizona in 2009. He was a hardworking man with a high work ethic. He also was gentle-natured, caring, a Christian and dedicated to his family. He loved to travel.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carmen; four sons, Gregory of Gilroy, California, Timothy of Grass Valley, California, David of Thornton, Colorado, and Michael of Maricopa; a daughter Karen Mozola of Maricopa; a sister, Sheila Morris of Knoxville, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, James and Joseph, and a sister, Lillian Taylor.

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