Saw this on 2Cool tacked from a facebook page. Apparently, his funeral was yesterday. I did a little more digging and here is a recent video in 2018 of he and his wife and their family story. He had two daughters (grown) and an autistic son and he and his wife apparently founded Camp Blessing (https://campblessing.org/our-people/
), a summer camp for disabled kids. So sad. https://vimeo.com/289743813
I am extremely saddened to report the presumed passing of a fellow Aggie and former cadet, Dr. Charles E. “Chuck” Ferguson ’92 (A-1 & D-2). Chuck has been missing since Tues/1 Jan, when he went kayak fishing in San Luis Pass at the southern end of Galveston Island.
Chuck’s locked truck was located Weds (2 Jan) near the area in which he was reportedly fishing (San Luis Pass), which is widely recognized for its dangerous tidal currents that flow into and out of Galveston Bay. It wasn’t known until later that his dry bag had been found late Tuesday morning by another fisherman, washed up on Follett’s Beach. Yet another person found Chuck’s kayak in that general area around the same time, but was unaware of the missing kayaker until hearing news reports late Weds evening.
Memorial services for Dr. Charles (Chuck) Ferguson will be held this Wednesday (9 Jan) at 2:00 PM at Cypress Bible Church, located at 11711 Cypress North Houston Rd, Cypress, TX, 77429.
Dr. Ferguson will be remembered as a loving husband and father, selfless servant of his patients, a proud A&M graduate and an avid fisherman. In lieu of flowers, the Ferguson family requests all donations go to Camp Blessing Texas (7227 Camp Blessing Ln, Brenham, TX, 77833 or campblessing.org).
Please keep Chuck, his family and his many friends in your thoughts and prayers. H
Released by the USCG on Friday evening, 4 Jan '19.
An extensive 41-hour search was conducted covering an area of 2,638 square miles.
Involved in the search were:
•An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew
•A Station Freeport 45-foot Response Boat & crew
•A Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew
•The Coast Guard Cutter Beluga
•Galveston Island Police Department
•Galveston Island Beach Patrol
"It's always an incredibly difficult decision to suspend a search," said Lt. Mike Hart, Sector Houston-Galveston command duty officer. "We have to consider all the factors involved in the case, and we never make the decision lightly. Our condolences go out to Mr. Ferguson's family and friends."
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watch-standers received a call from the wife of the missing kayaker after he failed to contact her Wednesday. She also reported that Galveston Beach Patrol had found his truck locked, but without the kayak.
Anyone with information on the missing kayaker can contact the Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center at 281-464-4853. -USCG-https://www.12newsnow.com/article/ne.../502-626282748