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Billy Joe Feagan passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 in Midland, Texas.
Born April 6, 1935 to Dollie (Terry) and Ray Feagan in Muleshoe, Texas, Joe grew up with nine siblings on a cotton farm outside of Sweetwater, Texas. When his family moved into Sweetwater, Joe played football at Newman High School, where he met his lifelong love, Bonnie Adams. After graduation, Joe enlisted in the army and was stationed at Fort Bliss. He and Bonnie married May 9, 1954, and Bonnie joined Joe in El Paso, where they had their first child, Mike. After his service in the army, Joe attended Texas Technological College where he earned a degree in petroleum engineering. He accepted a job with Texaco in the gas department and moved his family, which now included daughter, Sharla, to Midland. Joe and Bonnie welcomed two more children in the following years, Sheryl and Donny. His career in the natural gas industry included positions with Delhi Pipeline and Perry Gas before he began his own business and formed Feagan Energy Inc. and Feagan Gathering Company in 1980. Joe’s love of farming led him to buy a farm outside of Roscoe, Texas, where he relished time spent with his brother who helped manage the farm. A founding member of Green Tree Country Club, Joe served as president in 1984. Joe was a lifelong supporter of Texas Tech University, particularly athletics and the petroleum engineering department, where he was honored as a distinguished alum. Joe was also an ardent supporter of Lee High School and a member of the “Old-Timers Gang” in support of Lee’s football program. Sports were Joe’s passion, and he attended most every game of every child and grandchild. If there were people, a field, and a ball somewhere, grand or small, Joe would enjoy watching. He never met a stranger and was a loyal, giving friend to many. His spirit was indomitable; he was loved by all; he will be missed so very much by his loving family.
Joe is survived by his wife, Bonnie, son, Mike, and wife Stephanie, daughter, Sharla Sirgo and husband, Victor, daughter Sheryl Starnes and husband, Glenn, son, Donny and wife Kendra, grandchildren Leslea, Callie, Emily, Zachary, Nathan, Gabby, Maddy, and Hudson, great-grandchildren Wesley and Ella. He’s also survived by his brothers, Jimmy Don Feagan and Carrol Feagan, and his sister, Sandra Hixon.
Visitation will be April 5 from 5: 30 pm – 7:30 pm at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. A memorial service for Joe will be held April 6 at 11 am at Crestview Baptist Church in Midland, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Navy SEAL Foundation, 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459 https://www.navysealfoundation.org/donate/ or Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas Ave, Midland, TX 79701 https://hospiceofmidland.org/
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.