CAPE GIRARDEAU - Thomas Latham McFerron, 56, died Feb. 10, 2006, at his home.
Born Jan. 20, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of the late Thomas J. and Virginia K. Latham McFerron.
During Tom's younger years he was involved in Demolay and became an Eagle Scout. One of his major endeavors and enjoyments was learning to play pool at the young age of 14. He was known to spend many hours practicing different shots until he would figure out all aspects of the shot. As Tom's skills kept improving he would practice that much harder till he had it down to a fine art from making the shots to making sure of the cue ball placement. Tom's pool playing abilities and knowledge was admired and requested by many. It was a known fact that if there was a way to hit, make and get shape for the next shot, Tom was able to figure it out. He coached and taught many of his techniques in playing billiards which will never be forgotten. Tom was named Player of the Year in 1994, made numerous trips to area wide, Las Vegas National Tournaments and Pioneer National Tournaments. He was an avid member of American Poolplayers Association, Billiard Congress of America and Missouri Eight Ball and Pioneer Eight Ball Leagues respectively.
Survivors include: one son, Robert Meyers of St. Louis; three aunts, Helen McFerron and Naomi Latham, both of Cape Girardeau, and Manie Whitlock of the state of California; a special friend, Brenda J. Gaines of Cape Girardeau; and man cousins and friends who have come to know him over his life.
Services were held at 2 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Eric Snyder officiated.
Burial followed at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Cape Girardeau.