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Danny Melvin Ferrell

April 20, 1954 — September 15, 2022

Danny "Scrawney" Melvin Ferrell, 68, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022. He was born on April 20, 1954 in Marietta, GA, son of the late John and Betty McCollum Ferrell. Scrawney enjoyed spending time with his family, playing with his grandsons and watching them play baseball, going to the mountains with his wife, relaxing and fishing at his place on the lake, loaferin' and splittin' wood with his brother Tommy and his best friend Jeff, hanging out and working on cars with his pal Little Buddy, watching Nascar and the GA Bulldogs, taking care of all of his animals, and hanging out at the shop with his son-in-law. He worked at the City of Marietta Water Department for 24 years and retired from there in 2019.

He was the best daddy, papa, husband, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He was the most loving and caring man with the biggest heart. He would give you the shirt off of his back and help his loved ones anyway he could. He loved his family and friends more than anything, and he was always there no matter what. Scrawney was "daddy" to a lot of friends of his daughter and son-in-law that he "adopted" and was "Papa" to their kids. His wife, daughter, grandsons, and son-in-law were his pride and joy and the light of his life. Everyone that knew Scrawney loved him!

Danny is survived by his wife, Sherry Ferrell; one daughter, Erica Sims (DJ); two brothers, John Ferrell (Faye) and Tommy Ferrell (Bobbie); two sisters, Carole Grizzle (Ricky) and Cassy Ferrell; two grandsons, Dawson Sims and Dallas Sims; three nieces, April, Heather and Kari; two nephews, Jeremy and Jonathan; in-laws, Diane Meeks (Frankie), Susan Brandenburg (Charles), Steve Bohannon (Sue), Dennis Johnson (Dorrie), nine nephews-in-law; three nieces-in-law, and several great nieces and nephews from both sides; some aunts and uncles and many close cousins; life-long best friends/brothers, Jeff Parker (Ana), Johnny Stell (Karen), Rick Popham (Pam), and a few more.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Monday, September 19, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM with Scrawney's long time friend Reverend Joey Tant officiating. Interment will follow at The Grove Cemetery in Acworth, GA with DJ Sims, Jake Stephenson, Alan Piper, Jeremy Grizzle, Jonathan Grizzle, Ben Contino, Justin Richards, Dawson Sims, and Dallas Sims serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Danny's honor to the family.

Clark Funeral Home is honored to care for the Ferrell Family during this difficult time.

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