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“Condolences to the family. Scottie was a great player and person.Gary Crawford (assistant basketball coach,South Side H. S. 1967-79) ”
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Rodney "Scottie" Ferrell, 57, passed away on May 7, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1961, in Fort Wayne, IN.

Scottie was a graduate of Southside High School where he excelled at basketball. He also attended South Plains College in Plainview, TX. Scottie worked as the Director of Network Operations at CRST Specialized Transportation for over 35 years.
Scottie was an avid golfer and was a member of Par-Tee Golf Club and has won several Golf Championships. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 148. He also enjoyed bowling, BBQ-ing, playing cards and going to the casino. More than anything he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a coach, mentor, lover of people and life.

Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Laura Ferrell; daughters, Merissa Runyon, Audrey (Matt) Duncan, Amanda (Ryan Anderson) Necessary; grandchildren, Alyssa, Olivia, Grace, and Nick Runyon; mother, Mary Gatson; siblings, Angela Patterson, Robin Miesen, Christopher Gatson, Clara Gatson, Delores Perry, Thomas Gatson Jr., Terry Gatson, Derrell Gatson, and Lavarrel Gatson. He also leaves behind two aunts, a host of nieces and nephews and other family and friends to cherish his memory.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas L. Gatson Sr; siblings, Larry Gatson and Pamela Ferrell; nephew, Tyann Patterson; and great-niece, London Roberts.

Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Ceruti's Event Center, 6325 Illinois Rd. from 11am to 3pm with a ceremony beginning at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the family would be appreciated in order to create a memorial fund in Scottie's name.

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