in Charlotte Observer from October 4 to October 5, 2010
Megginson, 81, of Charlotte, NC passed away peacefully Saturday, October 2, 2010
at home surrounded by his family.
Billy was an avid Carolina Panthers fan
and original PSL owner. He was born April 1, 1929, In Shelby, NC, and a son of
the late L.P. Megginson, Sr. and Margaret B. Megginson. Mr. Megginson was a graduate
of Shelby High School, Lenoir-Rhyne College, and received an MA in Education from
Western Carolina University.
In Shelby, he was the second baseman on the
1945 Shelby American Legion World Championship baseball team, and was later inducted
into the Shelby Sports Hall OF Fame. At Lenoir-Rhyne College, he received a BA
and played both football and baseball.
During the years 1953-1955, he served
as a Corporal in the US Army with the 506th Infantry at Fort Jackson, SC. He received
the National Defense Service medal and played on the Army baseball team.
an honorable discharge from the US Army, he was a beloved teacher and coach in
North Carolina public schools for 28 years, retiring in 1983. He and his beloved
wife were members of the Adult Fellowship class at First United Methodist Church
in Charlotte, NC for 46 years.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Diana
C. Megginson of Charlotte, NC; son, Keith M. Megginson and wife, Bridget of Waxhaw,
NC; two grandchildren, Patrick Daniel Megginson and Kathryn Rose Megginson; his
brother, Dr. L.P. Megginson, Jr. and wife, Mary Grace of High Point, NC. Also
surviving are four nieces and a nephew, and numerous cousins and relatives.
family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service. The funeral service will be at 12:30
p.m. on October 6, 2010, in the Dilworth Chapel of Hankins & Whittington and
officiated by Rev. Elizabeth Coppedge-Henley, Senior Minister First United Methodist
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions
be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Charlotte Region, 1420 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204, and First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon Street Charlotte,
The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the
many doctors and specifically caregivers of CMC Healthy@Home, Comfort Keepers,
and the nurses of Hospice and Palliative Care for making his last portion of life
comfortable as well as the support given to his family during this time.
are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service 1111 East Blvd. Please
share condolences online at www.hankinswhittington.com.