Ferrel Joseph DeHart, age 51, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Ochsner’s Medical Foundation ICU in New Orleans following a stroke on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Ferrel was born on November 8, 1966 to Rogers DeHart Sr. and Pearl Corine Pete DeHart of Berwick, the third of their children.
Ferrel graduated from Berwick High School in 1984 and worked at Cannata’s Food World in Bayou Vista until 1988 when he became a route salesman for Streva’s Distributing in Morgan City. He left Streva’s in 1990 to begin his career that was a passion for him. After serving on the Berwick Volunteer Fire Department for a few years, on June 18, 1990, Ferrel became a fireman with the Morgan City Fire Department, and eventually rising to the rank of captain. He faithfully served the fire department he loved retiring on December 1, 2016 after 26 and a half years of service. Ferrel was kind, generous, soul who was never too busy to help another person or be there for his family and friends. After his retirement in 2016, Ferrel discovered another true passion of his which was woodworking. He quickly established a love for the art and became a true artist of his craft creating many beautiful wooden bowls, pens, and plates. He was always proud to show off his latest creations to others and talk about his passion. Along with woodworking, Ferrel loved spending his retired time fishing, hunting, and cooking.
Serving as pallbearers will be the Morgan City Fire Department.
Ferrel is survived by his two biggest passions and proudest creations, his son Austin Joseph DeHart and daughter, Kamryn Clare DeHart of Berwick; the mother of his children and former wife of 27 years, Christine DeHart of Berwick; one sister, Rhonda Wilson and husband Hale of Hanceville, Alabama; one brother, Rogers DeHart Jr. and wife Kathy of Gibson; his nieces and nephews, Justin DeHart, Kelly LeBouef, Kaisha Bourgeois, Kalvin DeHart, Heather Thompson, Anthony Wilson, Michael Wilson, and Joseph Wilson; a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews who he loved dearly; and his beloved dog Tuke that was always by his side.
Ferrel was preceded in death by his parents, Rogers and Pearl DeHart.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Twin City Funeral Home with Monsignor Douglas Courville of St. Stephens in Berwick officiating. Vistation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. After the service, Ferrel will be laid to rest in Berwick Mausoleum.