Tony Eugene "Gene" Cory Ferguson was 5 years old and had autism. He lived in Cass County, Missouri. He wandered away from his home on July 8, 2014, when the door at his home was left open by a crew repairing the air conditioning at his house. He was found dead in a pond near his home later that afternoon. Gene was born on September 11, 2008, and had been raised by his grandparents who adopted him in 2013. Gene aspired to be a firefighter. He is survived by his father Tony Marvin Cory and his adopted parents, Tim and Margie Ferguson.
Tribute to Tony Eugene McCoy Cory Ferguson:
- "He was just a perfect little boy, sorry (Margie Ferguson, Tony's Grandmother).
- "Gene was a great little boy from day one. He loved to play with cars, power wheels, his go cart and his pony, Candy. His dog, Walmart, went everywhere outside with him. Gene liked Sunday school, daycare and his preschool. He made friends everywhere. Gene had friends at Wal-Mart, Price Chopper and other places. He was always saying to his papa, I like to play. Gene liked game shows on TV and his dad had just got him a gameboy. The world was a better place for the time Gene was with us (Obituary in the Cass County Democrat Missourian).
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