Stillwater News Press


November 2, 2013

Henry Ferguson Hussey

Henry Ferguson “Ferg” Hussey passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father on October 24, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Henry was born to Henry Sr. and Lida Hussey on Jan. 4, 1930, in Frederick. At age 12, he moved to Perry.  He graduated from Perry High School in 1948. Following high school, he joined the Navy and served his country in Korea. He attended Oklahoma A&M and became a member of the first graduating class from Oklahoma State University. He married Lavina Swart on Aug. 28, 1954.  

He worked for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office and later for the U.S. Federal Probation System, retiring as the Chief Federal Probation Officer for the State of Oklahoma. He retired in 1985. He and Lavina moved to Stillwater where they both lived until their passing.  

Ferg was an avid golfer and loved to travel, especially to Branson. He loved being with his family and took great pleasure in visits from each of his children and grandchildren in his last few weeks.   

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Lida Hussey, and his wife, Lavina, in 2004.  

He is survived by one daughter, Jan Pratt, and her husband, David, of Stillwater; one son, Scott, and his wife, Nancy, of Houston; four grandchildren: Brian Pratt and his wife, Erin, of Mustang, Kristi Bryant and her husband, Chase, of Stillwater, Lauren Hussey of Burbank, California, and Taylor Hussey of Houston; and four great grandchildren: Carson and Isaac Pratt of Carrolton, Georgia, and Jackson and Emma Bryant of Stillwater.  He is also survived by his lady friend, JoAnn Palovik, and many other friends in Perry, Stillwater, Oklahoma City, and around the country and world.  

Services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater. Interment will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials contributions may be made in his name to Judith Karman Hospice at P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK, 74076; or charity of your choice.  

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