Legendary Boo Ferriss Dies on Thanksgiving


(Mississippi)- Dave “Boo” Ferriss died Thursday morning, Nov. 24, at the age of 94, leaving behind an unimpeachable legacy as one of the game’s great champions in the state before, during and after his legendary career as Delta State’s baseball coach. He spent 46 years in college and pro baseball and won 639 games as the Statesmen’s head coach. He won 46 games his first two years in the majors and is a part of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. Ferriss is survived by his wife, Miriam, two children, David and Margaret, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Covenant Presbyterian Church from 4-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 with Rev. Tim Starnes officiating. For those who have not visited with the family a short visitation will follow the service in the fellowship hall. Burial will be private.

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