Edwin McFerrin

Edwin E. “Sonny” McFerrin Jr., age 85, of Modale, Iowa, passed away in his home on August 5, 2017. Sonny was born on March 28, 1932 to Edwin and Helen (Pederson) McFerrin Sr. in Modale, Iowa. Sonny graduated from Modale High School in 1949. He farmed and owned/ operated Sonny Mac Popcorn. Sonny married Shari Sell on July 29, 2010 in Logan, Iowa. He enjoyed dancing, singing, playing the clarinet and spent a lot of time driving around the river farm, checking the crops and enjoying the wildlife. He also loved Model A’s and owned 2 of them up until a few years ago.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents: Edwin and Helen McFerrin; brother: William (Billy) McFerrin; sons: Glenn and Daniel (Danny).

Survivors include his wife Shari McFerrin of Modale, Iowa; sons: Elvin and Pam McFerrin of Vicksburg, Mississippi; Dwane and Sue McFerrin of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Bill and Lori McFerrin of Bennington, Nebraska; daughters: Sandy and Butch Spaulding of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Debra Baker of Bennington, Nebraska; Michelle and Monte Hatcher of Logan, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., with a Masonic Service starting at 6:00 p.m. all held at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

In Sonny’s honor family request to please wear Husker or casual attire.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Legion Post #1 of Omaha, Nebraska.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship, following the committal service, located at the Modale Methodist Church in Modale, Iowa.

In Loving Memory Of 

Edwin E. “Sonny” McFerrin Jr.



March 28, 1932                                                                       Modale, Iowa

Entered Into Rest

August 5, 2017                                      Modale, Iowa.


Funeral Services

10:00 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2017

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Pastor Connie McWilliams


Musical Selections

“My Heart Will Go On”                        “On Eagles Wings”

“Go Rest High”                                    “You Raise Me Up”

Honorary Bearers

Duke McClannahan                                        Duane Neill

Dave Isbell                                                      Tom Allmon

Zach Bendickson

Casket Bearers

Elvin McFerrin                                         Dwane McFerrin

Bill McFerrin                                            Butch Spaulding

Monte Hatcher                                        Brandon Baker

Final Resting Place

Calhoun Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa

1 Condolence

  • lKellie Messer Posted August 14, 2017 7:43 am

    So sorry to hear of Sonnys passing.! He will be greatly missed! I knew Sonny for 45 years, the best memories when I hung with he and my dad, They were friends their whole lives. When I was a kid we always hunted on Sonnys ground. Thank you for all the fond memories, my friend RIP

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