Funeral service for Dr. Anthony Joseph "Tony" Ferrara, 47, of Cache will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Cache School Auditorium, Cache, Oklahoma.
Dr. Ferrara passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Lawton.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Tony was born on March 1, 1972 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Joseph and Micha Park Ferrara. Coming from a military family, Tony lived in many locations including Germany. The family returned to Lawton where he attended school, graduating from Eisenhower High School in 1990. He then attended Cameron University from 1990-1992. It was during the fall of 1990 that he met and began dating the person he would spend the rest of his life with. Tony and Holli were married in 1994 and moved to Dallas where Tony was studying at Parker College of Chiropractic. In 1996, he graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College. The couple then moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to their families and to begin his Chiropractic career and raise their growing family. Tony spent years as a associate doctor before finally opening his own clinic Ferrara Chiropractic in 2009. Together he and a Holli ran a successful practice for 10 years. He was passionate about chiropractic and he loved going to work each day, he felt like it was an honor to be able to help and serve others. He was in his 22nd year of practice and he touched many lives during the course of his practice and he loved every single patient. His goal was always to help as many people as possible. He spent a lot of time attending meetings and seminars in an effort to not only better his profession but also encourage and help other chiropractors. In addition to running his practice Tony had a successful real estate business and could often be seen on his off days running around town picking up supplies or doing repairs to his rent houses. He was a member of 8th and Lee Church of Christ where he was a deacon and taught bible classes for over 20 years. Tony was a family man. He loved his family dearly and would do anything for his wife, kids, and grandson. He loved to travel and to eat and rarely had a bad day. If he was having a bad day he thought it could be fixed by having a good meal. He had a huge sense of adventure and approached life with fearless abandon. Tony had a great sense of humor and was always laughing and smiling. He had a tender and compassionate heart and genuinely wanted the best for everyone he knew. He was an amazing handyman and could fix just about anything although you can bet he was probably going to do it the hard way. Tony was a kid at heart and when he wasn’t working he spent a lot of time exploring ways to have fun with his kids and their friends. He spent many years coaching various little league sports and became a father figure to many kids while doing so. Tony had a huge heart and was extremely generous. He was always trying to help people out, especially the underdog. He didn’t think there were bad people, only bad decisions. He always had a smile on his face and lived his life to the fullest. His children and his grandson were and are his greatest legacy and they will be there to finish what he started.
Tony is survived by his loving wife, Holli, of the home; two sons, T Ferrara of Dallas, TX and Aidan Ferrara, of the home; two daughters, Alexis Ferrara and Raya Ferrara, both of Norman, OK; his parents, Micha Park, of Korea and Joseph and Yong Ferrara, of Lawton, OK; his brother, Ed Ferrara, of Colorado Springs, CO; grandson, Dre Ferrara, of Norman, OK; his mother in law and father in law, Norman and Alma Sweat, of Cache, OK; brother in law and sister in law, Michael and Jennifer Sweat, of Cache, OK; nieces and nephews, Eddy Ferrara, Ely Ferrara, Gabriel Sweat, Judah Sweat, Elijah Sweat, Micah Sweat, Kenyon Sweat, and Kayden Sweat; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members; and a host of loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Celia and Nunsey Ferrara; and his sister in law, Tabatha Travino.