William "Bill" Shehan, 90, passed away June 14, 2018, at his home in St. Stephens, AL. He was a native of Megargel, Alabama, a son of sharecroppers. Bill loved the military, and always dreamed about his days serving in the United States Air Force. He joined the Air Force at an early age and lived in many other states and countries throughout his service. Bill especially loved the Southwest.In the Air Force he was a cook, B-52 bomb navigation instructor, and a weapons mechanic and was proud to be a part of the Air Commando # 5040 division. Bill served in the Korean War and Vietnam War. Bill's best friend was Master Sergeant Robert A. (Bob) Yow. USAF ATC RETIRED AIR FORCE. He loved to reminisce about the old days - fly fishing, Air Force, old friends, building helicopters and camping. He was an avid reader; one of his favorite authors being Louis L'amour. Bill loved his family and cherished his wife, Patricia. He became close to DJ Painter over the past couple of years and appreciates DJ helping to take care of him. ALL babies grew up adoring their Grandfather and will always have special memories of him. Bill was loved by so many and will be truly missed.
Patricia P Shehan
Matthew (Ginger) Shehan
Clay (Amy) Shehan
Will (Misty) Shehan
Linda (Bob) Spencer
Lynn (Ronnie) Givens
Zelda (Barry) Orso
Fourteen Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death by:
Parents ~ Edward and Addie Shehan
Son ~ Michael Alan Shehan
Sisters ~ Lucille Parr and Joyce "Charlie" Herron
Grandchildren ~ Trish Orso and D.D. Weaver
Pallbearers ~ Matthew Shehan, Will Shehan, Ron Givens, Tyler Ready, Todd Johnston, Arvis Slack, Mike Ready, Ronnie Givens, Michael Buckalew, Barry Orso
Honorary Pallbearers ~ Hazel Johnston, Cynthia Johnston, Rena Byrd, Lucille Weaver
Visitation will be Monday, June 18, 2018, 10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM, Reeds Chapel Baptist Church followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Officating will be Bro. Chad Orso and Bro. Ricky Turner with St. Stephens Funeral Home directing. Interment will be at Reeds Chapel Church Cemetery.
We welcome you to honor Mr. Bill by donating to The Special Operation Warrior Foundation or any Charitable Organization that helps needy children.
Special Operation Warrior Foundation
Air Commando Association
P.O. Box 7
Mary Esther, Florida 32569