Kenneth Layne Ferdon

By July 23, 2014 Obituaries

Kenneth Layne Ferdon, 64, of Moncks Corner, husband of Nancy Goodyear Ferdon, passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Kenneth was born on December 28, 1949 in Charleston, SC, a son of the late William Stennis Ferdon and Etta Nesmith. He was an avid hunter and could be found fishing alongside his dog, Hunter. He was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his two children, Wendy Ferdon Floyd (Scott) of Detroit, MI, and Jessica Ferdon of Manning, SC; brother, Gary Ferdon (Adeline) of North Charleston, SC; sister, Naomi Moody (Brion) of Cumming, GA, and several grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Dwight Ferdon.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4 P.M. at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, 7475 Peppermill Parkway, Ste. E, North Charleston.

Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services, North Charleston, SC.


  • Gary Ferdon says:

    Kenny was not just my younger brother he was the best friend I’ve had for the past few years, since our return from being in Indiana for eight years. I will miss him dearly and always remember the hours we spent on his patio talking and remembering, our parents, good times and bad, and laughing at some of the humorous things we experienced growing up. Kenny had a fantastic ‘green thumb’ and would grow the finest vegetables imaginable. I guess that’s part of his inheritance from our father who truly loved all of us, and our mother who could ‘can’ anything and make the best jellies and preserves from their grape arbor.
    Kenny shared from most everything he grew in his garden and his hunting, or from his pears, apples, and fig trees, he was also a mighty fine cook. There are many folks that will miss Kenny, but none as much as his wife, Nancy and the rest of us in the family. There are many old friends that haven’t been seen for a long time, I hope they find out Kenny is gone and contact some of us.
    Kenny shared in detail with me his faith in God, and he definitely was ‘saved’, I know he is now with his Heavenly Father, and is no longer suffering the agony his life ended in. He is at Peace now and hurting no more.
    Thanks Be To God.

  • wendy Lee Ferdon Floyd says:

    I knew I could never find the right words to say. We spent as much time together as possible. Being at my Dad’s reminded me of my Grand Parents and my Great Grand Parents and all the joy and mischief I got into. I will always treasure to trips to the country. I was very little and remember there were no seat belt laws. We would get on those old country roads and I would yell faster faster Daddy and squeal with delight…. I would be thrilled to spend every minute with him. He taught me to fish, hunt and how to garden and cook. No One could cook like him. Thanks to my Great Grands and my Grands. I wish I had learned that too.
    When we found out about his Cancer I would call constantly and every time he asked me to come to him I so I did. I spent quality time with him that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I got to kiss him and tell him how much We Loved each other. I treasure the time I was there until the end. I was proud to help Nancy care for him. In the end I told him I loved him and kissed his head and cheek. The next morning he had moved on to heaven. I am selfish I wish he was still here with us.

    Goodnight Dad God Bless

    You used to spoil me rotten
    With all your love and care
    But now each time I look for you
    You suddenly aren’t there

    I knew that it was coming
    And that we’d have to say goodbye
    But Dad, I wasn’t ready
    And the sad day has arrived

    I’ll no longer feel your arms around me tightly when I cry
    Or be able to kiss you softly or wave to you goodbye

    Because you are no longer here in spirit anyway
    For God’s special angels have been sent to carry you away

    I hope you’re watching over me the way you used to do
    It really is the only way I think I might get through

    Our tears and hurt consume us
    As we lose you in our lives
    But we have such happy memories behind these bloodshot eyes

    I’ll always miss you, Daddy, and I’ll always love you too
    There’ll never be another daddy quite as loved as you

    Goodnight, God bless

  • Sonya Mercer McCreary says:

    I know Kenny will be missed, I remember when we went fishing so early in the morning you couldn’t hardly see how to get in the boat. It was the same way when we came out. He love his garden, fishing, and his family. I am sorry for his suffering. But now the surffering is over and he is with our Heavenly Father. Nancy and the family is in our prayers.