James Ferebee

James Baxter Ferebee, 69, of Sweet Home, died Oct. 25, 2022, at his home.

He was born Nov. 26, 1952, in Sweet Home to William Baxter and Dorothy (Holdridge) Ferebee, the oldest of four: brother Michael and two sisters: Barbara and Virginia (Jenny).

Mr. Ferebee met and married Roseanna (Rose) Nelson on Jan. 8, 1970. The Ferebees lived in various places in Oregon and Nevada before settling in Foster.

Mr. Ferebee served in the United States Navy. He worked as a timber faller, long-haul trucker and at the Sweet Home School District before retiring. He loved hunting and gardening. He loved his family; he was a dedicated family man with a big heart.

Mr. Ferebee is survived by his sweetheart of 52 years, Roseanna; sons William and daughter-in-law Angie, James, and Jesse and daughter-in-law Oma; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Baxter and Dorothy Ferebee; sister Barbara; and brother Michael.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.