Cover photo for William Ferguson, Jr.'s Obituary
William Ferguson, Jr. Profile Photo

William Ferguson, Jr.

October 31, 1943 — May 26, 2024


William Ferguson, Jr.

William Ferguson, Jr., 80, of Charleston, South Carolina, loving husband of Susan Ellen Ferguson, entered into eternal rest Sunday, May 26, 2024. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in the Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road, at 1:00 pm. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

William was born October 31, 1943 in Bronx, New York, son of the late William Ferguson Sr. and Barbara Elder Ferguson.  He was a graduate of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and continued studies at Boston University, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the University of Southern California, Washington, DC Campus.  William was Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman Emeritus of The Ferguson Group, an advocacy, consulting, and grants firm in Washington, D.C., and Founder and past CEO of E-Civis. He was an entrepreneur, and astute business visionary, serving as part of the Harbor Entrepreneur Center in Charleston, SC, and was also involved with Co-Lab in Chattanooga, TN.   

He is survived by his beloved wife, Susan Ferguson, of Charleston, SC; his daughter, Jessie Lynn (Sam), and his son, Christopher Ferguson (Annalyse); his grandchildren, Phoenix, Max, and Valentino; his sisters, Sandra Ferguson and Sheila Gremse; and his brother, Andrew Ferguson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The William Ferguson, Jr. Scholarship - John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, c/o International City/County Management Association, 777 North Capitol Street, N.E., Suite #500, Washington, D.C. 20002.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Ferguson, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 161

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree