Ferguson, James

James (Jim) W. Ferguson III

March 12, 1946 - November 19, 2021

James (Jim) W. Ferguson, III, of McKinney, Texas, went to his eternal resting place on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Jim was born on March 12, 1946, in Ft. Worth, Texas, to Lela Adeline Johnston Ferguson and James W. Ferguson, Jr.

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Charolyn; son, James Douglas Ferguson and wife, Courtney and daughter, Caroline; his daughter, Cynthia Ferguson Fagan and husband, Paul Fagan and daughters, Annabelle and Kathryn; brother, John Ferguson; sisters, Ann Ferguson Holding and Sharon Ferguson; and five nieces and two nephews.

Jim never met a stranger, and he loved his family with all his heart. He was kind and generous and made those around him feel as though each was his best friend. He was also an avid reader who never stopped learning. He was generous with his knowledge, time, and resources and provided opportunities for young adults and his employees to further their educations.

Jim was recently honored for being a Certified Public Accountant for 50 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and the Texas Association of Public Accountants. He received one of the first ten professional designations of Personal Financial Specialist in the US and earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation. He was a charter member of the tax committee for The Texas Cattle Feeders Association and served on the finance committees of the various United Methodist Churches of which he was a member.

Through the years, Jim had accounting firms in Amarillo, Texas; Wichita Falls, Texas; Graham, Texas; and a consulting company in St. Croix, USVI. He co-owned Alliance Property Management in Amarillo, Texas, and was involved in various real estate ventures.

Jim worked passionately in the interests of his clients, and he sincerely cared for each one. Many have benefited from his thorough understanding of their personal and business affairs.

His was a life well-lived. He loved snow skiing, golfing, fly-fishing, deep sea fishing, traveling and entertaining – especially when sharing those experiences with family and friends.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held early January of 2022. If you would like to honor Jim with a memorial, his favorite charities were St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the American Heart Association. Personal notes may be sent to the family, in the care of Charolyn Ferguson, at 6841 Virginia Pkwy, Ste. 103, PMB 453, McKinney, TX 75071.

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The world is less bright without Jim’s sense of humor and laugh. I was blessed to have spent many joyful times in St. Croix with Jim and family, to admire his brilliant mind, and to benefit from his kind and generous heart. My condolences and sympathy for the great loss his family is experiencing. Rest In Peace, Jim. Pamela Hutchins , December 4, 2021 What a pleasure to have known this true “Gentle Man”. Diane and Kimball Kimball and Diane Norman, November 25, 2021 One of the greatest man i ever meet.. Rest In Peace Boss Waldemar Matos, November 25, 2021 Uncle Jimmy you will be missed. You were such a funny, kind and loving man. Aunt Charolyn I hope you know I carry with me so many wonderful memories spent with your family from my childhood. Your home was always a warm safe place to spend time. Uncle Jimmy will always be in my heart. I am so sorry for you but we know he isn’t suffering any more. Love you, Pam Pam Tansavatdi, November 25, 2021 Jim was a great friend to all who knew him and taught me many things that I have used throughout my career He was also the most creative financial professional in the world. He will be missed Billy Hill, November 25, 2021 God bless Jim and his wonderful family 
Jim & Rosemary Clements, November 24, 2021 I will always remember Jim with his smile. He was easy to like and be a friend to. While we did not get a lot of time together for the last couple of years. When we did he was always smiling and positive. He will be missed by many n Hugh Cooley, November 24, 2021 You well be missed. God bless you and your family. Kathryn Cleere , November 24, 2021 So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Gary & Pat Strickland, November 24, 2021 So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We've been friends and partners for many, many years. Clark S. Willingham, November 24, 2021 My deepest condolences. Jack Howell , November 24, 2021 It’s been a privilege to call Jim our friend. We’ll miss hiss smiling face and warm demeanor. Our sincere condolences to Charolyn and Family. Steve and Linda Szewczyk Stephen Szewczyk, November 24, 2021