MANSFIELD, Ohio: William Joseph "Billy Joe" Feagin, 74, passed this life unexpectantly Tuesday, August 28, 2012 in his home.
Mr. Feagin was born on Monday, January 10, 1938 to the late Ulee and Mary Webb Feagin in Jasper, Alabama (Walker County) and had lived in Mansfield, Ohio (Richland County) over 60 years. Billy Joe was a dedicated employee of General Motors never missing work, and working 7 days whenever it was available even during shutdown.
He retired from CPC/GM after 46 years of service.
Billy Joe was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
He was a proud member of the United Auto Workers Union.
He enjoyed motorcycle and car racing, and in his younger days he would race himself with his good friend John Hess. A quiet man with a big smile, after retirement his morning ritual consisted of having breakfast at Bob Evans daily or coffee with fellow GM retirees.
Billy Joe is survived by 5 daughters: Carmen "Candy" (Lance) Burns, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Billie Jean Feagin, Cleveland, Ohio, Debbie (Greg Martin) Jefferson, Columbus, Ohio, Shannon Feagin, Dayton, Ohio, and Darlene V. Feagin, Racine, Wisconsin; 2 grandchildren: Chante' Owens, Canal Winchester, Ohio and Rashad Owens, Denver, Colorado.
In addition to his parents his sister Vivian Chester preceded Billy Joe in death.
Friends may call Wednesday in the Ruth Anna Lee Williams Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Services one hour prior to the 12 noon funeral services.
Interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park Cemetery where military services will be held at graveside.
The family will also receive friends at the home of his friend Anne Brent (daughter Candy), 412 W. Sixth St., beginning Sunday till the day of service from 5-7 p.m.
Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralservices.com
Published in the News Journal on August 31, 2012 .