Funeral service for Tommy Ferrell will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Kiowa Congregational Church with burial at Riverview Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa. www.lanmanmemorials.com
Tommy R. Ferrell went to take the hand of his Lord on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Kiowa District Manor. Tommy was born on September 6, 1930 in rural Alfalfa County Oklahoma to Leon and Maude Winans Ferrell, the sixth of ten children. He grew up around the Driftwood, Oklahoma area, attending the Riverside Country School and Driftwood High School.
Growing up he worked on the family farm along with his six brothers and three sisters. While attending Driftwood High School he met Alyce LaVaun Miller who had moved to Driftwood from Laramie, Wyoming. Tommy and Alyce were married September 18, 1949 in Driftwood and were married nearly 69 years. Tommy and Alyce established Kiowa as their home in 1950. They have two daughters, Vickie and Beckie.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Alyce of the home; daughters, Vickie Snapp and husband, John and Beckie Miller and husband, Ron; granddaughters, Melissa Edwards and husband, Jeremy, Julie Hicks and husband, Darren; great grandchildren, Madison, Mason, Miles Edwards and Avery and Allie Hicks all of Wichita; two brothers, Teddy Ferrell and wife, Margie of Wichita and Benny Ferrell and wife, Adele of Denton, Texas; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ferrell of Burlington, Oklahoma and Alta Michaelis of Hays, Kansas and numerous nephews and nieces.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Maude Ferrell; his “parents-in-law”, Vern and Velma Miller; brothers, Bobby, Billy, Jimmy and Henry Ferrell; sisters, Rosalie Morgan, Pauline Collings, Dolly Daniels and infant son, Vernon Leon Ferrell.
Tommy was a wonderful husband, dad, granddad, brother, uncle and friend. His love of family and friends, getting on his tractor and working the land were always a very important part of his life. His smile, laughter and sense of fun will be missed.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Kiowa Congregational Church through the funeral home.