Ferrel W. Starner, 84, Wichita, passed away on March 22, 2014

Ferrel Wayne Starner, 84, Army veteran and retired pipe fitter, boilermaker and welder, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Wichita.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1929 in Eureka, to Matilda "Schuler" Starner. He attended Butler County Community College on a football scholarship. Ferrel was a member of the American Legion and loved gardening, both flowers and vegetables, but his passion was golf. He loved playing the game, talking about the game and even making hand-crafted putters, many of which were given to family, friends and famous celebrities. Ferrel presented putters to President Ford, President Clinton, President Eisenhower, Arnold Palmer, Michael Jordan, Glenn Campbell and Nick Faldo. He was featured on an episode of Hatteburg's People for his putters.

Ferrel is survived by: his children Craig A. Towner (Cynthia), Taunya Towner, Jami Davisson (Danny), and Shannon Riedel (Dan); brother, Wilbur; 7 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; his beloved dog Shyla, and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy; sisters, Maxine and Mary; and brother Cleo.

Memorial donations are requested to the Kansas Humane Society 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS.Online guest register available at www.heritageofandover.com

Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home.