Christopher Dean Ferrell


Christopher Dean Ferrell, age 59, of Galatia, passed away at 9:36 AM, Friday, June 19, 2020 at Harrisburg Medical Center surrounded by his family.

     Chris was born on September 12, 1960 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late Bonnie (Palmer) Ferrell. On October 17, 2003, he married Tina Lane, and she survives.

     Chris was a retired coal mine manager. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed all things outdoors, but was especially fond of taking care of his cattle. He enjoyed working on his John Deere tractors and loved GMC pickup trucks. Chris was an independent man who worked very hard.

    In addition to his wife, Tina, Chris is survived by three children, son, Justin Ferrell and wife Leslie of Galatia; daughter Naomi Tullis of Eldorado; son, Patrick Tullis and wife Shelly of Lexington, Kentucky; grandchildren, Laney Jo Adams, Kaydence Goben and Addison Goben; sister, Debbie Jones and husband Jerry of Harrisburg; brother, Randy Ferrell and wife, Judith of Henderson, Kentucky; nieces and nephews, Misty Stone and husband, Brandon of Norris City;  Nathan Ferrell and wife Jenny of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; great nieces and nephews, Wyatt Stone and Weston Stone of Norris City; and Carson Ferrell and Connor Ferrell of Mt. Vernon, Indiana

    Chris was preceded in death by his mother and grandson, Elliot “Little Giggle Bunny” Tullis.

    Graveside services will be held at 10 AM, Monday, June 22, 2020 at Cave Hill Cemetery, Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. Pastor Kevin Peyton will officiate. Memorials may be made to Village Community Church of Galatia, Elliot Tullis Foundation at University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, or the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be left for the family on his obituary page at