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Donald Victor Ferrier

Posted By Hall-Wynne On March 1, 2012 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Ret. Lt. Col. Donald Victor Ferrier died on Thursday, March 01, 2012. Donald was born at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico to Charles and Pilar Ferrier on April 13, 1953.

He was a retired LTC from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service and was a highly decorated Veteran. While serving he received the following awards: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, The National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Senior Army Aviation Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and a Range Tab. After retiring from the Army he worked as the Deputy Director for the NC Department of Transportation.

Donald was a kind and loving father to his two daughters. He was also a genuine and loyal friend to those that knew him. Donald had a passion for travel and the outdoors. He enjoyed woodworking and other hands on projects.

Donald is survived by his daughters Rebecca Ferrier of San Francisco, CA and Elizabeth Ferrier of Raleigh, NC; mother Pilar Ferrier of Lakeland, FL. Donald is also survived by nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 2:00pm Wednesday, February 07, 2012 from Holy Infant Catholic Church, 5000 Southpark Dr Durham, North Carolina 27713 with Fr. Dave Devlin, OSFS, presiding. A Rite of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Ferrier family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com Select obituaries.


Condolences for the family of “Donald Victor Ferrier”

Condolence from Betsy & Larry DeCarolis on March 5th, 2012 12:00 am

“May the choirs of angels welcome you and lead you to the bosom of Abraham, and where Lazarus is poor no longer may you find eternal rest.”

Condolence from LOIS E. HENDERSON on March 5th, 2012 12:00 am

YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE.MAY ALL THE
MEMORIES OF THE GOOD TIMES WITH HIM
GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO FACE THE DAYS AHEAD.MY PRAYERS GO UP FOR YOU TODAY AND ALWAYS.

SINCERELY,
LOIS HENDERSON

Condolence from Jilda McGee on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

My prayers go up for the family. I worked with Don at DMV and he was a very special person. He will always be remembered.

Condolence from terry king on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

Our prayers are with you. He was a great boss and good friend.

Condolence from Brenda Freeman on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

My condolences go out to your family. I worked with Don for several years at DMV and can truly say I respected his passionate and humorous side. I was able to see him some months ago when he visited DMV regarding his jeep willy. For 30 minutes or more we caught up on DMV, he still knew just as much about the lastest happenings at DMV as I did :
Brenda Mills-Freeman

Condolence from Tonya Carpenter on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

God Bless your family, Don was a very loving and caring person I enjoyed working with him at DMV.

Condolence from Gail Eaton on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

I worked wtih Don at the DMV and I always enjoyed his cheerful personality. He was always so kind. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Jacqueline Florence on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

Mr. Ferrier a kind and gentle man. Mr. Ferrier would often visit our local driver license office for service or with other family he was assisting with getting their driver license or ID. He was always pleasant to see and always encouraged us to continue to do a good job. Thank You for all of your kind words and deeds done at the DMV down through the years. God Bless the Family and keep them in your care. Sincerly Jacqueline Florence, South Durham Driver License Office

Condolence from Shirley Ann Wallace on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

May God strenthen and comfort you in the loss of your loved ones. May God’s grace sustain and uphold you in the days ahead. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Examiner Paula J. McCullough on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

Earth hath no sorrows that heaven cannot heal. God bless you during your time of bereavement and just know that I am praying with you.

Condolence from Erin Smith on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

When I first started working at DMV, I worked under Don. He was so friendly, kind and funny. He has been missed since he left, and will be missed even more now that he has passed. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies during this difficult time. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from amanda hensley on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

i WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DON. I WORKED WITH HIM AT DMV. HE HAD A GREAT PERSONALITY AND REALLY CARED ABOUT HIS PEOPLE. THE FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS.

AMANDA GUPTON HENSLEY
DMV

Condolence from Karen Hatch on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

I am very sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I worked with him at DMV and he was always a kind and thoughtful man. My thoughts and prayers are with Don’s family.

Condolence from MARSHA HARRIS on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

My sincere sympathies to the Ferrier family! Don was an amazing man and it was an honor to know and work with him. Be strong and know that earth has NO SORROWS that HEAVEN can’t heal!

Condolence from Cindy Martin Jones on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with Don’s Family and Friends. Working with Don was an honor, he was the most pleasant person to work with. Not only was he a co-worker but a great friend. I enjoyed getting to know him and could not speak enough kinds words about him. I will miss him dearly. God Bless and may god be with his family and friends during this time of sorrow.

Condolence from faye christie on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

So sorry to hear about Don. He was my boss in the IRP office. I enjoyed working with him and we became great friends. Don was a very kind person and he will be missed a great deal. My prays are with you all.
Faye Christie

Condolence from Gwen Spivey on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

Libby & Rebecca thank you for sharing your father with me. He was a great man. He was my manager at the IRP DMV office for years. The day I met him I knew he was someone special. My heart goes out to both you. A big loss!! God Bless you both.

Condolence from Tonya Penny on March 6th, 2012 12:00 am

May God be with the family during this difficult time,although Don is gone from us physically, he will always be remembered in thought and deed by all that knew him. God bless the family. Tonya Penny

Condolence from Sara Easterly on March 7th, 2012 12:00 am

I will miss your Dad’s smile and his teasing me and joking with me. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. What a great guy!!!

Condolence from Dora Price on March 7th, 2012 12:00 am

I worked with Mr. Don at DMV for several years. He was an awesome leader with a big heart. He will truly be missed. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Macky Bates on March 7th, 2012 12:00 am

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing, Libby. I didn’t get the chance to meet him, but I know you were very close. My heart goes out to you as I know what it’s like to lose your “Superman”. Know that time truly does help heal, and you have friends to help you through.

Condolence from Shanon Madrid on March 7th, 2012 12:00 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Condolence from steve smiley family on March 10th, 2012 12:00 am

Dear Becca and Libby,
We hope you received our card sent to your dad’s address. We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He gave our boys such wonderful and cherishable memories. Our youngest truly loves him. He has been and will continue to be missed very much. Just remember he loves you both so very, very much. He always spoke so proudly when speaking of you both.
Most Lovingly,
The family of Steve Smiley

Condolence from Judy Thorpe on April 11th, 2012 12:00 am

It is with a great deal of pain that we give our loved ones up to death.We can get a great deal of comfort, throu the words in the Bible. Jesus gave way to tears, over the death of his friend Lazarous. John 11:35 Jesus said I am the resurrection, & the life. John 11:25 What a wonderful gift, to have the hope of seening our loved ones again.

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