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.
10:00 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2017
Hennessey Funeral Home
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Pastor Connie McWilliams
“My Heart Will Go On” “On Eagles Wings”
“Go Rest High” “You Raise Me Up”
Duke McClannahan Duane Neill
Dave Isbell Tom Allmon
Elvin McFerrin Dwane McFerrin
Bill McFerrin Butch Spaulding
Monte Hatcher Brandon Baker
Final Resting Place
Missouri Valley, Iowa