Dr. Samuel Nice Macferran, Jr.

Date of Death: August 3, 2021
First Presbyterian Church of Midland
Saturday 8/21, 2:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Midland
Saturday 8/21

Reception to follow service.

Dr. Samuel Nice Macferran, Jr. died suddenly, on August 3, 2021, at the foothills of the beautiful Teton Mountains while on vacation with his beloved wife, Mary. Samuel Nice Macferran, Jr. was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on September 2, 1950, to Janice Sipple Macferran and Samuel Nice Macferran. His parents instilled in him the importanceContinue Reading

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The Hinojosa Clan left a message on August 31, 2021:
We had the pleasure of Dr. Macferran being the kids pedi. It was always great when he came in the room and was wearing his kilt! He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
David and Bettye Mallams left a message on August 23, 2021:
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of such a fine physician and caring human being. All our condolences to Mary and the rest of his family. Sam , rest in peace
Kelly Hardaway left a message on August 21, 2021:
Thoughts, and prayers for Dr. MacFerran’s family. I had the joy of working for him, at his office, and at the hospital. We were so fortunate to have him as our children’s pedi, and our grandchildren’s as well. He was wonderful, as Doctor, and as a person. He helped me through some very trying times when I was a single mom, with my 3 oldest boys. I’ll never forget the care he showed my family. God bless him, he helped so many! 🙏❤️🙏
Landon sanchrz left a message on August 19, 2021:
He was a good doctor and actual a good friend He will be missed by me and my sister
Sam & Rachel Shutt left a message on August 18, 2021:
Vaya con Dios and rest in peace.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sam & Rachel Shutt left a message on August 18, 2021:
May God comfort every one of you as you celebrate a wonderful, service-centered, and richly led life. (Friends of Laura)
Jeri Drozd left a message on August 17, 2021:
Dr. Macferran helped raise our kids. I could not have appreciated him more, nor could we have done it without him. His advice 27 years ago was cutting edge. He was wayyy more than a pediatrician. He taught us how to be better parents, he withheld judgement, was always a teacher in Christ. He was a pillar of Midland who helped countless families raise better and healthier kids. Deepest condolences to his family. I feel Blessed to have known him, and for our kids to have received his loving care for all of their childhood.
Irma Gamboa left a message on August 16, 2021:
My condolences to MacFerran family. It was always nice working with Dr. MacFerran and he will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Cindy Brosig left a message on August 16, 2021:
So many thoughts and memories come to mind when I think of Dr. Macferran! When he first moved to Midland, being the new guy, he got the duty of assisting the OT department at the hospital to create a newborn high risk registry. What might have been a chore to some, he took on very graciously, and guided us to develop a comprehensive program that was so good at identifying high risk infants it would eventually no longer be needed. Eventually, he became our family pediatrician. I remember him telling me as my youngest son aged out of the usual childhood illnesses that now I would see him for injuries. True words; he handled many minor and a couple not so minor head injuries, lacerations, fractures... associated with 3 active boys with the same grace and long hours he did the routine stuff. He told me that he would continue to see the boys until they were 18 or emancipated. I remember the day he suggested I find a family practice doctor when he had to look up at my middle son to do a school physical... Maybe that or overhearing my son and his nurse talking about a concert they had both attended. Doctor Macferran will be so greatly missed! Mary, you are in my prayers! Hoping your sweet memories will fill the great void he left. Blessings! Cindy Brosig
Denise Elrod left a message on August 16, 2021:
Our family has fond memories of Dr.Macferran, at my son's first check up, Dr Macferran had Ian in both hands rotating back & forward and said," He's a Bull Plug all right"! We all laughed and walking out I asked my husband, 'Uh, what's a Bull plug"?! A few years later, we caught sight of Dr. Macferran playing the bag pipes in Full Tartan uniform, what a Delight! Thank you Sir, for your caring hands and sharing the Spirit of life... Always John, Denise and Ian Kepple
Esmy Fletcher left a message on August 16, 2021:
My deepest condolences to your family. He was a very kind man and doctor. Dr. Macferran will be truly missed and not forgotten. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Dee Weddle left a message on August 16, 2021:
Dr Macferran, kind, gentle, caring and reassuring for new parents. His middle name Nice; perfect, that's how he was. He will be missed and remembered by many. Thank you Dr Macferran for taking care of my two children. May the family be comforted at this time of sorry.
Shawn Stark RRT left a message on August 16, 2021:
Dr Macferran was a great physician. Once Dr. Macferran trusted individuals at the hospital he was a kind man with a large presence. Thank you for looking after my daughters with Dr. Watson.
Janan Bost left a message on August 16, 2021:
So sorry to hear of Dr. Macferran's passing. He cared for both of my children at MPA. He will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to his family.
Anne Rambo left a message on August 15, 2021:
Thinking of you dear Mary
Jake and Janie Balderrama left a message on August 14, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to the family. Dr. Macferran served as our children's pediatrician and we entrusted him with all our confidence. He listened with care to parental concerns and our children felt confident under his care. He always walked in with a smile at each doctor visit. Heaven gained a great angel of a person. May he RIP.
Beth Stoelzel left a message on August 14, 2021:
This is a man that is gone too soon. He was the pediatrician for my two sons from baby to teen. I always looked forward to our visits with this kind and gentle man. He calmed my son down during a time of stitches like only a father can do. He will be missed by the Midland community.
Ashleydominguez left a message on August 14, 2021:
Sorry for the loss heaven gained a great man. Thank you for serving this community. Thanks for being a great doctor as I grew up. I was born in 1989 and my grandmother had took me to him while I lived with her. He was always so nice and caring. The best doctor hands down. Thank you to his family and their sacrifice. B
Kathryn Zimmerhanzel left a message on August 13, 2021:
Dr. Macferran was my pediatrician for my entire life. He took care of me from being hospitalized as a baby to piercing my ears in 3rd grade to sending me off to college. Much love to his family.
Cynthia (Walker) Williams left a message on August 13, 2021:
I enjoyed working with Dr MacFerran at MMH. He cared for my children for most of their young lives and my grandchildren as well. He was a very special man. He will be deeply missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dora Howard left a message on August 13, 2021:
So sorry for your loss...may God bring the family peace.
G. L. left a message on August 13, 2021:
Please know that Doc was such a patient, kind, gentle, and observant soul. It's been years since we've seen him but he was so amazing that when I took my baby in, he took one glance at her as he was walking in to meet us and said, "Ahhh, seasonal allergies and that rash on her cheeks is a milk allergy." He hadn't even run a single test yet! He said, "the crinkle across the top of her nose" gave it away. We'd taken her to two doctors before that but nothing. This kind soul let us continue going through the tween years for very minor things. We know he was this good with all patients and can only imagine what a good husband and father he must've been. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences and may God be with you all.
Dovie Stark left a message on August 13, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Dr Macferran. He was a wonderful doctor to my 2 daughters. He was always such a sweet man and so good with my kids. He leaves a huge legacy of kids he has helped. Sending prayers for you all.
Pam Howard left a message on August 13, 2021:
My sincere condolences once again. Dr. Mac, will truly be missed. It was a blessing to work with him.
Shari Phillips left a message on August 12, 2021:
I am deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Macferran. I had the privilege to work with him at Midland Pediatrics as a new nurse. He loved to teach, would always call me into a room to show me something unusual or uncommon. He got the biggest kick out of swabbing a patient for strep and bringing out a gooey specimen for me to test because he knew I'd be grossed out. Dr. Macferran pushed me to do things outside of my comfort zone and pursue a higher degree. He taught me how to play Bridge and invited me to play with him and his church group. He was simply wonderful. I will be forever grateful for knowing him. Prayers for all of his family during this most difficult time.
Roger Moreau left a message on August 11, 2021:
Dear Laura and Anne, My deepest sympathies on the passing of your brother. I will keep Dr. Macferran and all the members of your families in my prayers! God Bless!
Linda Fitzwater left a message on August 11, 2021:
To Laura and family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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