Ferrell Lewis Dunaway, age 85, of Liberty, passed peacefully at his farm surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. The youngest of 11 children, he was born March 24, 1937 in Irvin, Kentucky to Plez Daniel Dunaway and Maryliza Reed Dunaway.

On February 9, 1959, Ferrell married the love of his life Hazel Robinson Dunaway. They were married for 44 years prior to her passing in September 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Dunaway were blessed with 10 children, 27 grandchildren, and 56 great grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren

Ferrell was a stock racecar driver for several years; he drove it all from dirt tracks to black top he loved the adrenaline rush of racing. He lived a long blessed life of farming, driving a semi, shooting pool, and watching his grandchildren grow. He would often say, “I don’t know why the good Lord has let me live this long, but he must have big plans for me!”

Ferrell is survived by his children; Tom (Joanna) Dunaway of Connersville, Dick (Patti) Dunaway of Liberty, Sherry Dunaway of Liberty, Debby Dunaway of Georgetown, Kentucky, Betty (Harry) Franklin of Liberty, Vicky (Randy) Pollitt of Liberty, Mary Dunaway Marcroft of Liberty, and Jennifer (Kenneth) Grant of Brownsville.

Mr. Dunaway is preceded in death by his parents, and loving wife Hazel; his two sons Mike and Wayne Dunaway, and grandchildren Damon Bowling, Joseph Michael Dunaway, Ricky James Rowe, and Shawda Smith.

Friends and family may gather at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N Main St., Liberty on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at College Corner Cemetery.