Funeral services for Mr. Donnie Ray Ferrell, age 72 years, 3 months, and 4 days, was conducted at noon on June 19 at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the Holland Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, June 18, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Ferrell passed away at his home after an extended illness. Donnie was born on March 12, 1948, to the late J.D. and Velma Harpo Ferrell in Shelbyville, TN. After marrying his childhood sweetheart, Janie Lee Rhoton, he served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Ferrell was employed at the Manchester City Street Department for over 25 years where he was a heavy equipment operator. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Donnie is preceded in death by his brothers, James Leroy, Michael, and Ricky Ferrell; sisters, Joyce Mixon and Linda Crowley. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Janie, Donnie is survived by his children, Danny Farrell, and his wife, Melissa, J.R. Ferrell, and Angela Grosch and her husband Pete, and “my special son”, James Leroy Ferrell, II; grandchildren, Stephen and Brianna Grosch, Nathan Moore, Hunter Ferrell, Clinton, Colton, and Daniel Ferrell, Jay Ferrell, lll, Zachery Rhoton and Skylar Bunde; brothers, Robert, Jimmy, and Ronald Ferrell; sister, Sandy Conn; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
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