Obituary – William Allen Fagan

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Published Thursday, August 1, 2019

William "Bill" Allen Fagan 

April 2, 1944 - July 26, 2019

There will be no services for longtime Lamar resident William A. Fagan, affectionately known to his family and friends as Bill, per his request. 

Bill was born April 2, 1944 at Bristol, Colorado, to William and Cora (Turpin) Fagan and passed away July 26, 2019, at his home in Lamar with his family by his side at the age of 75. 

Billy was the beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and a friend to many. His life made a great impact on all that knew him. 

Billy worked for many years for W.H.O. Manufacturing in Lamar as a welder, also a few years as a mechanic for the City of Lamar. During those years Billy loved to go fishing with his children, both sons and daughters. His good friend, Lester Eye, was often with him as well. Billy also enjoyed helping another close friend, Fred Elliott, work on his demolition derby and racing cars. Billy's family remembers him loving league bowling so much that, when he ripped out a pair of jeans, he kept right on bowling; requesting another pair be brought to him. 

Billy took pride in having a manicured lawn wherever he lived. After Billy had his heart attack in 1994, he started doing mechanic work in his garage at home. He was always fair with whoever wanted their vehicle fixed, never overcharging for his work. Billy knew how to fix anything that broke down in the home, never needing a repair person. He handed that ability on to his five sons. If something didn't work the way he thought it should, Billy would get frustrated and say, "Yep, that's what I thought, Made in China!" 

Billy was such a responsible and caring person who always provided for his family with all they ever needed or wanted. In 1998, Billy moved to Raton, New Mexico, with Sandy and his youngest son, Trevon. There Billy worked as a mechanic for Ray's Field Service.

Billy retired in April 2009 and started enjoying his new hobby, making furniture and other things out of scrapped wood. Beautiful and unique pieces were made for his wife and children. Billy also helped his children and grandchildren make personal projects. 

Billy was dearly loved by his family and will be sorely missed! 

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Edward Fagan and Tommy I. Fagan; sister, Mary Nave; and granddaughter, Keagan Fagan (daughter of Trevon and Jordan Fagan). 

Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandy Fagan of the family home in Lamar; children, William Trent (Kyla) Fagan of Borger, Texas, Tracy Fagan of Lamar, Leland Troy (Marina) Fagan of Williston, North Dakota, Trella Wollert of Lamar, Tristen (Casey) Sheridan of Eads, Travis Fagan of Hutchison, Kansas, and Trevon (Jordan) Fagan of Aurora; 17 grandchildren, Shayla; Cody, Colten, Isaac, Adrian, Avari, Shadow, Dakota, Shyanne, Demi, Dominic, Damian, Dillon, Kyra, Knox, Adasyn and Lauren. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, Jaden, Jolie, Tucker, Olivia, Elley, Keilee, Carson, Gabriel, Londyn and Liam, as well as numerous other family and a host of friends. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice either direct or in care of the funeral home office. 

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Peacock Family.