Carl Ray McFerren (1942-2020)

January 10, 2020

Memorial services for Carl Ray McFerren, 77, Emory, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline with Andy Clower and Josh Self officiating.

Mr. McFerren passed away January 7, 2020, in Tyler. He was born February 13, 1942, in Paris to JP & Dorothy Cleo Ormand McFerren. Carl spent his early years in Mineola and graduated from Mineola High School, Class of 1960. He lived in the Lake Fork area for the last 30 plus years and had retired from Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer, after 35 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army and loved watching his grandkids play sports. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jerry McFerren and Skippy McFerren.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lynda McFerren of Emory; son, Scott McFerren and wife Christy of Pittsburg; two daughters, Elizabeth Clower and husband Chuck of Grand Saline and Missy McFerren of Emory; five grandchildren, Andy & Jessi Clower, Abby & Josh Self, Kinsey McFerren, Tanner McFerren and Avery Byrum; four great-grandchildren, Ella Clower, Henry Clower, Mason Self and Maddox Self; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Grand Saline Cub’s baseball team (10U).

Memorials may be made to the Grand Saline Youth Foundation, P.O. Box 27, Grand Saline, TX 75140.