Rev. Melvin Roger Ferrell, 65, of Watauga, went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Washington County, he was a son of the late Robert and Aretta Slagle Ferrell.
Rev. Ferrell had been pastor of the Church of The Living Savior for the past 15 years until his illness. He was also retired from Edmonds Brothers Supply Company, Bristol.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Vickie Lynn Taylor Ferrell; three daughters and sons-in-law, April and Pat Burker, Bristol, Tenn., Melody and Herb Roupas, Johnson City, and Misty Josten and husband Paul, Elizabethton; a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Amy Ferrell, Bristol, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Brent Burker, Christopher Burker, Danyell Burker, Melanie LeBlanc, Jacob LeBlanc and Caleb Ferrell; two great-grandchildren, David and Breanna Burker; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon and Doug Bradley and Dale and Jerry Perry, all of Elizabethton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Elondia Ferrell, Elizabethton.
Funeral services for Rev. Ferrell will be conducted at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ira Johnson and the Rev. Earnest Garland officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 18, in the Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday, will be Brent Burker, Christopher Burker, Johnny Huffman, Rusty Huffman, Pat Perry and Jerry Perry. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Amedisys Hospice and Pam Roberts for the excellent care that was received. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. Condolences to the Ferrell family may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.