2007-05-17 / Obituaries


William Lamar Megginson, 91, of Mobile, died May 9, 2007 at a local hospital in Mobile.

He was born July 15, 1915. He was a Clarke County native and former resident of Jackson. He founded Megginson Insurance and Realty Company in Jackson which he operated for 45 years. He was active in the First Baptist Church serving as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of the Civitan Club, the Masonic Masons. He was a member of the Clarke County Sheriff's Posse Association. He was well known as a horseman, raising Tennessee Walking Horses. He was also a hunter and avid gardener.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Bessie Mae Jackson Megginson; two sons, Lamar Megginson Jr. and Lanier Megginson; two daughters, Patricia (Warren) Hedrick, Charolette Megginson; three grandchildren, Michelle H. (Randy) Krieger, Matt (Heather) Megginson and Scott (Lisa) Hedrick and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arco Harrison Megginson and John Willie Megginson of Thomasville and a grandson, Todd Megginson.

The service was May 12 at 11 a.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ron Lukat officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville. Lathan Funeral Home directed.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Charlie Jackson Jr., Kenneth Garrick, Tim Jackson, Ward Edge, Dan Pope, and Henry Sewell.

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