Capt. Darrell A. Ferrell



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.