Ferrell, Donnie Ray -
Manchester - Funeral services for Mr. Donnie Ray Ferrell, age 72 years, 3 months, and 4 days, will be conducted at 12 Noon on Friday, June 19, 2020, at Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Holland Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, June 18, from 4 - 8 PM 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 and sisters, Joyce Mixon and Linda Crowley. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Janie, Donnie is survived by his children, Danny Ferrell and his wife, Lisa, J.R. Ferrell and Mary Jane, 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, III, Zachery Rhoton, and Skylar Bunde; brothers, Robert, Jimmy, and Ronald Ferrell; sister, Sandy Conn; several nieces, nephews, and host of friends.
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ferrell family.
Donna Slipher says:
Donnie Farrell was a really good man. He loved nature and he loved being out and about. He worked hard and was consistent with what he did.
He loved his family and you could see it in him. He will be missed in our community, and sorely missed by his family. God be with him on his journey home and comfort those that love him so.
Robin Banks Rigney says:
Prayers for the family of Donnie Ray Ferrell. May the Lord comfort you all.
Robin Banks Rigney
James Leroy Ferrell lll says:
Ol buddy I'll see you again one day.
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