William R. “Bill” Ferguson


In Loving

William R. “Bill” Ferguson

Dec 31, 1941Feb 05, 2019



Affinity Funeral Service


Tue, February 12, 2019


5 : 00 PM – 7 : 30 PM

Celebration of Life


Derbyshire Baptist Church


Wed, February 13, 2019


1 : 00 PM – 2 : 00 PM

Obituary message

William R. “Bill” Ferguson, 77, also known as “Moose”, of Richmond, passed away on February 5, 2019. Bill was born December 31, 1941, in Appomatox, Va. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Pat; son, Ray and wife, Carole; grandsons, William and Zachary; son, Matthew and wife, Beverly; grandsons Mason and McCoy; daughter, Stacey Sylvia and husband, Matt; grandson Matthew, granddaughters Anna-Hensley and Kate; son, Campbell and wife, Andrea; grandsons Campbell and Holden; brother James C. Ferguson and wife, Beverley; sister-in-law, Virginia Ferguson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Evelyn Ferguson; maternal aunt, Mamie Cullop; and brother, Morris Ferguson, Jr.

Bill graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960. He then attended Frederick Military Academy and graduated from the University of Richmond in 1964. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  Bill had a successful 45 year career in real estate and was the owner of Ferguson & Associates Realtors from 1979-1989.  In 1984, he received the Adrian Bendheim Award for the Outstanding Salesman of the Year from the Richmond Board of Realtors. He was a member of the West Richmond Businessmen’s Association and served as President from 1997-1998.  He spent the last 26 years of his career with Joyner Fine Properties. Bill was a dedicated member and volunteer for the John Rolfe YMCA, and also a member of the Koinonia Class of Derbyshire Baptist Church.  Bill had a full life. He had many loyal friends, a career he loved, and a love for his wife and family that was deep and abiding.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.  A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at Derbyshire Baptist Church, 8800 Derbyshire Road, Henrico, VA. Reception to follow at Hermitage Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center, 5875 Bremo Road, Suite 108, Richmond, Va. 23236 or Operation Healing Forces, 380 Park Place Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33759.



  1. Kathleen Piazza April 1, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace Bill. My sincere condolences to the whole Ferguson family. God bless. He’ll be missed by many.

  2. Blake Thomas Chastain April 1, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you, Moose, for being such a wonderful, lifelong friend of my Dad’s. Your “pack” has always been very special people and influential in my life. Wishing your family and friends peace and comfort.

  3. Kay Rogerd April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    A wonderful person who always had a smile on hls face and laughter in his eyes. He will be greatly missed!

  4. Judy Dickinson April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Moose, you were a special friend to Fred and me and I am so glad we got to reconnect and spend so much time with you and Pat and your close-knit group of friends when we moved back to Virginia. I especially loved cooking for everyone and know you and Freddie are reunited and together with those who went before you. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and He will take care of your loving wife and family as they continue on through life’s journey without you.

  5. David H. Katz, M.D. April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    So sad to lose a classmate like “Moose” who accomplished so much in life, and has unfortunately died before his “time.” I pray that God makes his heavenly life peaceful, and bestows special peace on all of those who are remembering him here on Earth.

  6. Zelda Silver April 1, 2019 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    what a wonderful man Bill was. I am so happy to have known him and worked with him. He was kind and patient and liked by so many in the real estate community. I will miss his smile! Pat- our sincere and deepest sympathies to you and your family. Zelda and Paul Silver

  7. Marianne Warren April 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    knowing Bill was a pleasure ,he set such an example of how others are to treat each other .Enjoyed seeing him at the car shows ,he seemed to enjoy those so much and we always had the pleasure of talking to him and enjoying the interest in the cars . My late husband Charles thought he was such a great guy.So sorry for the family’s loss as I know there will be a big vacant spot where Bill was.Treasure the memories that he has left behind ,they are precious.

  8. Larry Cohen April 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Thank you Bill for your mentoring me in my real estate career. Your warm smile, friendship and patience with me showed me how to conduct myself with anyone. My sincere condolences to his family and for there peace.

  9. Ed Turnage April 1, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    “Moose, I will miss you, But will always have those good memories from Thomas Jefferson High to look back on. Thanks for being a good friend thru the years. Ed Turnage

  10. Drew Roever April 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Ferguson family – So sorry for your loss. I very much enjoyed getting to know Bill and working with him here at Joyner Fine Properties. He was a such a nice guy and always had a smile on his face. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

  11. dottie Figg April 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    WE are so fortunate to have had Bill with us in this world. He was a true gentleman and a great REALTOR. My love to you Pat and your family,

  12. Dottie Figg April 1, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    We are so fortunate to have had Bill in our world. He was a friend to all, a gentleman and a great REALTOR. My sympathy and love to you, Pat, and your family.

  13. Shade Wilson April 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Bill was a wonderful person. He was our neighbor, my broker (Ann) and a such a nice, kind person. Shade and I send our deepest sympathies to Pat and his family. May God be with your family during this time of loss.

  14. Shade Wilson April 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Our love goes out to Pat and Bill’s family. He was such a kind person and a neighbor. He will be sorely missed. May God be with you during your time of such a great loss.

  15. Kay Wallace April 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    I had the pleasure of working with Bill for many years. He was the epitome of grace and kindness, always willing to lend a helping hand where needed. His joy for life will be sorely missed. My sincerest condolences to the Ferguson family.

  16. Micky and David Ogburn April 1, 2019 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Bill was a great guy and a friend to anyone he met. He will be missed. We are thinking of you all.

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