Bill Flanagin | 1949-2018

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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Bill Flanagin

Bill Flanagin, 68, of Walsenburg, Colo., died Saturday, March 10, 2018, from heart failure.

A celebration of life will be 1 p.m. March 17, in Irving.

Bill lived for many years at Lake Bridgeport and taught in Wise County. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Walsenburg, Colo.

Bill grew up in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. He graduated from Irving High School in 1967, served in the U.S. Army as a flame thrower instructor at Fort McClellan in Alabama and graduated from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) in 1977. His career in education began when he and Edie were house parents at Texas School for the Deaf in Austin. After graduating college, Bill taught special ed classes in Commerce and Alvord and middle school science in Bridgeport.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Edie Flanagin; sons Spencer, Benjamin and wife, Kalyn and Samuel and wife, Nicole; and two grandsons.

Condolences can be mailed to Edie and family at: 1509 Thompson Street, Bridgeport, TX 76426.

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