Ferrel Sansbury passed away peacefully on November 16th, 2020 at the Regional Medical Center in
Orangeburg, SC surrounded by his loving family. Ferrel is survived by his devoted wife of 72 years, Barbara
Laughlin Sansbury, and two sons, Ferrel LeRoy Sansbury and Douglas Randal Sansbury. Ferrel and Barbara
are blessed with six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Ferrel was one of eight children and a
twin to Jarrel Sansbury who passed away in 2016. His surviving siblings are, Margaret Newsom, Marilyn
Sansbury, and Carolyn Humphries. Ferrel’s childhood home was in Timmonsville, SC where his father was a farmer and owned the Sansbury Tractor Company. He graduated from Timmonsville High School in 1946 and entered the family business.
Ferrel had a passion for designing and maintaining farm equipment and in 1954 was employed by Cole
Manufacturing Company of Charlotte, and later through a corporate merger, Implement Sales Company
of Atlanta, in farm equipment sales. Farmers throughout the south respected Ferrel’s work ethic, honesty,
and diverse knowledge of farm equipment. He was happiest when meeting farmers in the field to assist
with problematic issues.
Ferrel was a longtime resident of Santee, SC and resided in the Santee Golf and Country Club Resort for
48 years. He thrived on the peacefulness and beauty of Lake Marion.
Ferrel Sansbury loved his Lord and Savior, was a devoted husband, and a committed father. He was a
founding member of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, and an Elder and active member of
Santee Presbyterian Church. Even in his passing he showed his unbridled strength for living.
The family requests no flowers; memorials can be sent to The First Baptist Church of Columbia television ministry, Post Office Box 1000, Columbia, SC 29202, www.fbccola.com and/or, The Chaplin’s Crisis Fund, c/o the Regional Medical Center Foundation, 3000 St. Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The family is being assisted by Avinger Funeral Home of Holly Hill, SC and messages to the family can be
left on their website - https://www.avingerfh.com