Capt. Darrell A. Ferrell, 89, of Stafford County passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2018.
Capt.. Ferrell had retired as a game warden, regional captain from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries after 41 years of service. He was a graduate of King George High School. He attended courses in law enforcement at William & Mary College, University of Kentucky, and the United States Coast Guard School.
After retiring from the State, Capt. Ferrell went to work for the Department of Army at Fort A.P. Hill as a federal game warden. He received a certificate of achievement award from meritorious service while serving as game warden at A. P. Hill. Capt. Ferrell demonstrated enthusiasm exceptional knowledge and professional ability which greatly enhanced the game warden mission at Fort A.P. Hill. During his career as a Virginia game warden he was a regular speaker on the Dr. Bob hunting and fishing program. He continued the radio program for a number of years in remembrance of Dr. Bob.
Capt. Ferrell taught the first hunter safety course in the State of Virginia at Stafford High School and was instrumental in coordinating the program statewide. He was a charter member of the 189 Engineer Company Virginia National Guard in Fredericksburg. He retired after 25 years of service.
Capt. Ferrell was a 32nd Degree Mason with the George Washington Lodge No. 4, a member of the Scottish Rite Temple and ACCA Temple in Richmond. He was a member of Fredericksburg Shriners Club since 1954 having served as president in 1995, 2005 and 2009. Capt. Ferrell was also a member of the Rappahannock and Prince William Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America where he served as president for three terms, and as national chairman of the nominating committee for 15 years. He served as national director of the I.W.L.A. for the longest period nationwide. He was a charter member of Stonewall Jackson Lodge #68 where he served as vice-president.
Capt. Ferrell was a member of Falmouth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nathleen S. “Jo” Ferrell; daughter Carolyn Sullivan and son-in-law, Brad; granddaughter Victoria Sullivan; sister Eileen M. Camden (Kurt); nephew Kurt Camden; and other family members George Ferrell and Lawrence McDaniel..
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg with a masonic service at 5 p.m.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5 at Falmouth Baptist Church. Burial will follow at 1 pm. at Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg
Sunday March 4th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Falmouth Baptist Church
Monday March 5th, 2018
302 Colonial Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Quantico National Cemetery
Monday March 5th, 2018
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172
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Well we missed you at the dinner table Easter but your memory lives on we all miss you, with all our love forever.
Submitted by Brad Sullivan on Apr 2 2018 02:01:19 PM
Thanks for all the good times we shared I'll never forget the memories
Submitted by Brad Sullivan on Mar 20 2018 04:47:22 PM
Darrell I thank of you each day
Submitted by Brad Sullivan on Mar 11 2018 08:52:45 PM
I was saddened to hear that Mr. Ferrell had passed away.
In the early 1980's,as a young man, I had the privilege of having many discussions with him regarding the conservation of our aquatic resources.
Those discussions made such a profound and lasting impression on me , it was the beginning of my interest and work in conservation, which has lasted ton this day. I will never forget that he stressed that we all have a responsibility to protect our waterways.
He was great man.
Submitted by Anthony A. Jenkins on Mar 8 2018 09:13:43 PM
Your memory will live forever in your daughter and granddaughter we miss you more with every passing day , I miss all the wonderful memories that we made together Darrell you live on forever in our hearts. Your son-in law Brad
Submitted by Brad Sullivan on Mar 8 2018 02:36:31 PM
When I was a little girl, I thought you were the strongest, bravest, smartest man in the world.There was no problem you couldn't solve, no heartache you couldn't mend. Now that I'm all grown-up, I realize there are some heartaches even your love can't protect me from. And yet, you will always be my Hero! Just knowing your're there for me, to listen, to share in my victories and to love me no matter what, means I will always have someone special on my side. Someone I love very much. Dad, you will always be my Hero! With all my love always from Daddy's girl.
Submitted by Carolyn Sullivan on Mar 5 2018 11:09:27 PM
We are so sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. He was a good friend to my dad, Jack Dahlgren, and I remember Darrell from growing up at Falmouth Baptist. He has also in recent years been a regular attendee to the "Embrey's Wild Game Feast", and all enjoyed hearing his many stories of his life as Game Warden. Our prayers, to Jo, Vicky and the rest of the family. Lynn Dahlgren Embrey and Donald Embrey
Submitted by Donald and Lynn Dahlgren Embrey on Mar 5 2018 05:47:32 PM
We are so very sorry for the death of Mr. Ferrell. He had a long and very busy life. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
Linda and Bryan Gillispie
Submitted by LINDA GILLISPIE on Mar 5 2018 11:20:27 AM
John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Death is the knock at the Door of Life for those who know Jesus
The Soul takes flight to the world that is invisible and there arriving is sure of Bliss, and forever dwells in Paradise.
Chip Baker & Baker Family, Bonita & Steve
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