March 22, 1962 - August 15, 2020
On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Russell S. Ferdon, loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend, died at the age of 58. Russ was born on March 22, 1962, in Monroe, Michigan to Walter and Nancy (Clevenger) Ferdon. He attended Purdue University and followed his love of design and advertising to the Portfolio Center in Atlanta where he received his degree in 1994. He ran a successful real estate business in Atlanta for 12 years. On April 29, 1995, he married Jeana Thomas. Russ had many passions. He was a lover of technology, acquiring new devices or repairing old ones in an attempt to automate his life. He loved all things Disney, making 10 different trips to Orlando to visit the theme parks. Russ loved to travel, sailing on countless cruises and many road trips - his favorites included Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway. But Russ' true passion - his true love - was his best friend and wife, Jeana. Married 25 years, together they shared a love of cinema, books, games, travel, family - even eBay! The two of them were inseparable. Russ had a love of people. He was so kind, and everyone he met was a new friend - and once you became a friend of Russ Ferdon, you were a friend for life. He was there to laugh with you, comfort you, and help you. Russ was often known to give midnight tech support by phone, provide valuable real estate advice, or climb 30 feet onto a roof during a hurricane to deploy a blue tarp. He gave everyone a chance - and gave many people a lot more than one. Russ was a dreamer. A kid at heart, Russ tried to never grow up, holding on to that passion, and always with a smile on his face. He was the king of goofball jokes, usually cracking up before he could get the punchline out. Every day it seemed he had a new, crazy idea. He succeeded at many of them, and when his latest vision didn't work out, he laughed about it, because he had a bunch more to try. Russ lived by the Walt Disney quote, "If you can dream it, you can do it." Russell was preceded in death by his father, WalterJ. Ferdon. He is survived by his wife Jeana, his mother Nancy L Ferdon, his brother Steve Ferdon, brothers-in-law, Michael Thomas and Donald Robert Thomas Jr., sisters-in-law, Mary Ferdon and Kelly Tyson, nephews, Andrew Ferdon, Sam Ferdon, Chase Hearn, Robert Thomas and niece Morgan Hearn and a very long list of friends, all of whom will miss him eternally. Donations can be made in his name to the American Stroke Association. Online guest book at www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.
On Saturday, August 15, 2020, Russell S. Ferdon, loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend, died at the age of 58. Russ was born on March 22, 1962, in Monroe, Michigan to Walter and Nancy (Clevenger) Ferdon. He attended Purdue University... View Obituary & Service Information
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