Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Thomas O'Ferrell Dies At 70

Thomas F. "Tommy" O' Ferrell, age 70, of LaBelle, passed away January 13, 2014 in Lehigh Acres. He was born Feb. 28, 1943 in Greensboro, NC, to the late Jesse Lewis and the late Irma (Ray) O' Ferrell. 

Tommy was a longtime resident of LaBelle. He worked as a beekeeper for many years in the family business J.L. O' Ferrell & Sons in LaBelle. He also worked for many years as a maintenance supervisor with Hendry County Public Schools. Tommy was a member and Trustee of Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church. He also was a member of United Methodist Men and the LaBelle Quarterback Club.

Survivors include his wife: Linda K. (Hickman) O' Ferrell, son: John T.(Holly A.) O' Ferrell of Alachua, daughter: Lori K. (David) Acosta of Fort Worth, TX, brothers: Raymond (Beth) O' Ferrell of NC, Lawrence (Peggy) O' Ferrell of LaBelle and John W. (Marie) O' Ferrell of LaBelle, and grandchildren: Amanda Burkett, Lauren Burkett, Lindsey O' Ferrell, James O' Ferrell and Trayton Acosta. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Casey O' Ferrell

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 24, 2014, 4:00 pm at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, LaBelle with Pastor Joe Wallace, Pastor Rob Atchley and Pastor James Holden officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the memorial service at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908, Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle, FL 33935, Operation Backpack c/o Carlson Memorial UMC or Tommy O' Ferrell Benefit c/o First Bank of Clewiston, 301 West Hickpochee Av, LaBelle, FL 33935. 

Cremation Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - LaBelle.

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