William L. Feagan Sr. was born October 18, 1939 in Mims Florida to Helen and Adrian Feagan. He graduated from Titusville High school in 1957. He attended Gordon Military College in Barnsville Georgia and completed his college education at Bowling Green College of Commerce, Bowling Green Kentucky. He attended Brevard Community College in Cocoa Florida where he obtained his Fire Technology and Emergency Medical Technician Training.
Bill received several certifications through the Florida State Fire College, University of Florida. He was a charter member and founder of the Mims Volunteer Fire Department, 1957.
Bill began his career at the Kennedy Space Center Fire Department in 1964 working his way through the ranks from fireman/driver to Assistant Chief, retiring with over 30 years of service. Bill had a stellar career serving as a member of the first Shuttle Landing Facility Contingency Operations Rescue Team for STS-4 and STS-5. He was also the rescue leader for STS-8 and STS-13 at Dakar Africa contingency landing site.
On his off duty days, he was associated with the Brevard County District #1 Fire control services. He established their first daily and weekly vehicle and equipment maintenance check sheets required for maintenance of equipment. He worked in start up of required fire inspection procedures and fire investigation. Bill established the first fire prevention program within the District #1 and created the “Sparky” program as well as planned school demonstrations.
Bill served on the Brenau University Parents Advisory Council and on the Board of Trustees at the Mims United Methodist Church. He was a member of Coronado United Methodist Church in New Smyrna Beach Florida. His greatest adoration was that of his granddaughters and great grandson.
Bill is survived by his faithful wife of 60 years, Beulah; son Bill Jr. (Sharon) and granddaughter Kacy; daughter Lisa Hunt (Randy) and granddaughters Feagan Hoffer (John) and great grandson Luke, Haley, and Madison; and son Brad (Carole-Sue).
To ensure the safety of all who loved Bill, we will be offering a drive-by memorial on Friday, January 8 at LaGrange Cemetery, 1575 Old Dixie Highway, Titusville Florida. Those who would like to pay their respects to the Feagan family may drive by without exiting your vehicle from 1:30-2:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. https://www.fumch.org