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Brett James Ferguson

September 17, 1998 — February 21, 2023


Brett James Ferguson, age 24, of Chillicothe, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at his home.

Brett was born on September 17, 1998 in Peoria, IL to Jay and Kathy (Kernc) Ferguson. 

Surviving are his parents, Jay and Kathy of Chillicothe; his sister, Emma of Chillicothe; his maternal grandfather, Bill Kernc of Longmont, CO; his paternal grandmother, Sandy Sheffield of Doerun, GA; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Also surviving is his best buddy and closest companion, his dog Finley.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sue Kernc of Longmont, CO.

Brett graduated from IVC High School in 2017 and was set to graduate this summer with a double major in Computer Science and Cyber Security from Southern New Hampshire University.  Brett loved to cook and was an avid reader.  He played guitar and was in both the Grey Ghost marching and jazz bands while in high school.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding around the property in his Gator.  He was a huge Star Wars and Marvel movies fan.  Brett was a kind and gentle soul who always saw the best in everyone and everything.  He loved his family and enjoyed hanging out with his family, his friends, and his dog.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial visitation will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 from 5pm to 7pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.  Memorials in Brett’s name may be made to Easterseals Central Illinois. 

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