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Okie Lee Ferrell

March 5, 1928 — September 27, 2013

Okie Lee Ferrell, age 85, passed away on September 27, at his residence following an illness. Lee was born March 5, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan to the home of Basil and Eunice Ferrell. He served in the Navy from 1946 through 1948 where he was the recipient of the Victory Medal. Lee married Rita Carpio on March 17, 1982 in the Philipeans. He was a self-employed Machinist and welder. He and Rita made their home in Santa Rosa in 1997 where at the age of 72 he built their home. Lee love gardening, fishing, reading, was a handyman and a positive thinker and was in the process of writing a book. He is preceded in death by his parents and a great nephew Garrett Robinson. Survivors include his wife Rita Ferrell of the family home in Santa Rosa, his stepson Ronald David O’hearn of Brunswick, OH, his daughter Lisa Calfee of Lakewood, OH, his sons Jonathan Ferrell of West Lake, OH, Nathan Ferrell of Brunswick, OH and Joshua Ferrell of Troy, OH. Also surviving is his brother Earl Ferrell of Taft, TN, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren along with a host of relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place and a memorial rosary will be held on Tuesday, October 1, at 9:30 AM from St. Rose of Lima Church. Memorial mass will be celebrated also on Tuesday at 10:00AM with Father Thomas Kammakkal Officiating. Burial of cremains will take place at the Western Reserve National Cemetery in Ohio at a later date. All services for Mr. Ferrell have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence please visit our website at www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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