Friends and family gathered on January 11, 2022, at Watkins Garrett & Woods Mortuary, Greenville, S.C. for a memorial service in honor of Chauncey Ferguson of Greenville, S.C. Chauncey was the third child born to Johnnie and Edith Skinner Ferguson, both of Taylors, SC. He was preceded in death by both parents, and a brother Johnnie Ferguson, Jr. Many friends, family members and Dr. Ronnie Williams, pastor of Generostee Baptist Church, contributed remarks in recognition of Chauncey’s life.
Chauncey was born October 2, 1954, at Allen-Bennett Memorial Hospital, Greer, S.C. He attended Bethune School in Inman, S.C., Spearman School in Williamston, S.C., Washington School in Greenville, SC, and graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 1972 in Greenville, SC. He attended Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, S.C. and in 1977 graduated from Benedict College, Columbia, S.C., earning a bachelor’s degree in professional Art. Chauncey was gifted in artistic drawing, many academic areas, and in music. With the assistance of his father, Johnnie, who was a band teacher, Chauncey participated in a marching band from second through twelfth grades. He played baritone horn, saxophone, drums, piano, and the sousaphone. He was a baritone voice singer in the choir at Benedict College. Chauncey was a baseball player in high school, college, and he played for a short while with the Greenville Spinners. He was indeed a multi-talented person.
Chauncey’s work experiences included many corporations in the Greenville area: Digital Computer Systems, General Nutrition, Xerox Corporation, and Homelite Corporation. Chauncey was also a cement finisher, a trade that he learned from his grandfather, Sylvester (Bub) Skinner.
Throughout his life he attended and became a member of Jubilee Baptist Church and St. Mark United Methodist Church, both in Taylors, S.C.
Chauncey leaves to cherish his funny personality and kind heart two sons Brian Patrick and Chauncey Jermaine, both of Greenville, S.C; a grandson, Brycen; a brother, Derrick of Greenville, S.C; and a sister, Veronica (Norris) F. Johnson, of Hartwell, Georgia. He has many nephews, nieces, cousins, friends to cherish his funny personality and kind heart.