John Dallas Ferrell
Of Highland passed away Sept. 30, 2012. He was born Jan 25, 1939 in Sims, North Carolina to William Everett Ferrell and Dorothy Howell Ferrell. John was known as JD to his family. In 1956, he joined the U.S. Air force at George Air Force Base in Calif. He served 4 active years and 2 years reserve. He received an honorable discharge in 1962. He enjoyed country/ bluegrass music, playing guitar, and tinkering with old cars. He married Trixie May Le Claire on Oct 24, 1960, and he raised 3 children, John C. Ferrell, Dorothy M. Ferrell, and Teri L. Ferrell. He received his high school diploma in 1963 from San Bernardino High School. He became a heavy equipment operator which he enjoyed doing, building dams, housing pads, highways, etc. He retired from Local 12 for medical reasons. John is survived by his wife Trixie Ferrell, his children John Carson Ferrell, Dorothy May Ferrell, and Teri Lorraine Ferrell, his sister Bobbie Jean Brandon and brother Bill Ferrell. He is also survived by several family members in North and South Carolina, his mother-in-law Taresa Courtright, 6 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday October 10th at 10am at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd in Riverside.