Beloved Husband, Father, Grumpa, Brother, Son and friend lost his fight with a cancer and was taken too soon. Quay is survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda, son Jacob (27), daughters Kali (26) and Tess (22) and granddaughters, Emma (4) and Paisley Jean “monkey butt” (17 months). Also survived by his mother, Rachel, sister Sue (Mike), Pipan and other numerous family and friends. Quay was preceded in death by his father Don Ferris, and in-laws William and Rosalie McWilliams.
May he enjoy cruising the Highways of Heaven on his motorcycle.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
I remember the great times in Talladega, where we met, and will never forget the hospitality shown and the infamous puppet show. I love you and my heart hurts for you 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️
I will never forget the first time I met you, you walked down the steps from the shop into the office, wearing that bright long sleeve yellow shirt, walked by the office where I was sitting with Marty, said woah, new person, welcome to the sinking ship, glad you chose to go down with us. Little did I know that a wonderful friendship on that September day in 2001 would lead too. From the many days of tossing mini chocolate footballs across the hall, to the multiple camping trips to Talladega, which is a whole new adventure in its self, especially with the pickup truck hauling your pit crew 😉, moving away, but you still managed to keep us close by and visiting us when a job was called close by. I’m sure you are getting all the coffee you want now, and riding that bike as much as you can. I refuse to say good bye, because I just can’t, we shall just say, I will see you later bucket head. This pain in your butt will talk to you soon. I love ya, ya big lug, I promise to keep your better half close bye, and to check in on your headlights. Besides, I have forest still waiting on them to adventure back into. Fly high my buddy, talk to you later.
Thank You for sharing your passion and love for family and friends. Rest in peace and have fun ridding your Harley in the sky.
Forever loved, forever missed.
Shared so many laughs and tears with this guy!
Prayers to the family..🙏❤
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember being the new kid at Talladega and y’all where so nice to me! (HallowDega Spookie Straws)! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers!
Sending BIG love,
Linda: I am so sorry to read about the passing of your husband. My love and sympathy to you and the rest of your family. Sincerely, Nola Jackson
Linda and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Quay!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
May you find comfort and peace in the coming days, months and years!!
A Pueblo Friend and Neighbor
Quay and I were never really close (mostly because of distance, living in different cities/states). We always had a mutual like/respect for each other. Both being in management, climbing our respective ladders, with young families. Quay was always a car/truck guy. I would often pick Quays brain on heavy duty work trucks so I could make decisions to grow my business.
My special memory of Quay was when Lorraine, mom and I drove out to Omaha for Jake & Kali’s high school graduation. That night after graduation, back at Linda & Quay’s we were in the kitchen, drinking adult beverages, the conversation came upon Jake. Quay gave a blow by blow history of Jakes life, trying to raise a difficult son. by the end Quay was crying. This was a side of Quay I’d never seen. he was a compassionate caring man. A loving caring father. It only took me 20 years to find it !!!
After that trip I came away with a new understanding of Quay Ferris, a gentle giant. May he rest in peace.
brother in-law R. Riley McWilliams
our condolences to the ferris family ,sue and mike pipan — rachel ferris –of the passing of quay—doug and frankie nelson —we lost contact with rachel —wishing her well !
I grew up with Quay in Pueblo Colorado, We were teenagers and had many fun memories. He was a big teddy bear, with a big heart. My deepest condolences go out Your entire family and friends. Mario Aragon.
I had the pleasure of being a babysitter for Quay and his sister Sue. They were both very young, Quay being preschool age and Sue a baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ferris were the nicest people and loving parents. Quay was a gentle child and always well-behaved. He was interested in doing projects and activities that his mom left for us. They both had early bedtimes, Sue was usually in bed when I arrived, so I didn’t spend a lot of waking time with Quay. But I’ll always remember the times I had. Deepest sympathy to his mother, and his family. Sincerely, Marcia Spinuzzi