FERGUSON, Donald Lawrence, passed away on February 3rd, 2017. He was born on February 6th, 1933 in McRoberts Kentucky, a small coal mining town in Letcer county Kentucky. He graduated from the Hindman Settlement School in 1951 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy serving four years with the SeaBees on deployments in California, Japan and the Philippine Islands. He retired from Dayton Power & Light Co. in 1993 after 42 years of dedicated service. Don also served twice as Commander of the VFW Post 3438, President of the West Carrollton Historical Society, President of the DP&L Retirees Club and fundamental contributor of the Wright Seaplane Base Inc. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dayton and was also a lifelong seeker of knowledge with a passion for history and aviation. He is survived by Eva Jean Ferguson, his wife of over 60 years, married on September 29th, 1956 as well as his four children Kim (Ben) Stewart, Kevin (Becky) Ferguson, Karen (Doug) Hatcher and Keith Ferguson. Don is also survived by seven grandchildren; Kevin Michael Ferguson, Alex Stewart, Brandon Ferguson, Rachael Hatcher, Kelsey Trinidad, Stacey Koontz, Jolie Ferguson as well as five great grandchildren; Parker, Lincoln, Elena, Tony and Tillman. All of them lovingly calling him 'Papa Don.' He was a member of the Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, where a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 starting at 12 Noon at the following address; MVUUF Unitarian Church, 8690 Yankee Rd., Centerville, OH 45458, (937) 436-3628. Family members and Friends may arrive early from 11 AM to 12 Noon to meet with Don's immediate family if desired. Per Don's request, his remains have been cremated and prepared by Sanner Funeral Home in West Carrollton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.