Phlegar, William Carroll

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William Carroll (Bill) Phlegar, 63, of Ripplemead, Va., passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at his home. Bill was born on July 15, 1946, in Roanoke, Va., and was a son of the late Joe Snidow Phlegar and Emma Gertrude Collins Phlegar.

He was a graduate of Giles High School and earned multiple degrees in engineering at Virginia Tech. Among some of Bill’s pet projects were, amateur radio, Emergency Medical Technician, lifetime member of the NRA and a vast musical career including, recording studio operations, sound and light engineering for many groups including Heart and Spice Girls. He was a proficient song writer and instrumentalist to include: guitar, 12 string guitar, keyboards, drums, woodwinds, and Brass. In the late 60s, he supplied soundtracks for V.P.I. sound studios and was a member of the V.P.I. Coffee House Committee. He also formed a folk group, “The Village Folk Swingers,” which played the last N & W passenger train before Amtrak took over. His absence will be felt by many people in the business and by close personal friends.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010, at the Givens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Morris V. Fleischer and the Rev. Morris Bennett officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The visitation will be held on Sunday evening, May 2, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Givens Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Bill’s honor.

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