OBITUARY

William "Bill" Mego

August 21, 1945January 22, 2020
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Retired Master Chief Bill Mego, 74, of Arlington was assigned his final change of duty station on January 22, 2020.

A true Texan, he was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 21, 1945.

Enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the age of 18, he served his country proudly for 23 years. Bill was a Vietnam veteran and an enlisted navigator on the A-3 Skywarrior, his favorite “bird”. He received numerous commendations during his Naval career.

Immediately after his Navy retirement, he went to work for Lockheed Martin as an F-16 electronics systems instructor. His job carried him to all parts of the world. He loved traveling and making new friends wherever he went.

After retiring from Lockheed, Bill became very busy with 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. There were always football and soccer games, cheerleading and marching band competitions to attend. He never tired of the children’s activities and savored every moment.

His passion for family was intense. To say he was proud of his children and their spouses is an understatement. He loved them fiercely and was always on standby to help if needed. Bill lived a very active lifestyle. Coaching and pitching softball, playing pickle ball with his wife, and continued to work out as often as he could.

Supporting other veterans was a cause near and dear to his heart. He volunteered with Flags for Fallen Vets and Wreaths Across America.

He was a large part of the restoration project of an EA-3B Skywarrior that would have been doomed to the scrap pile. She is now beautifully displayed at the Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Stop by for a visit to see Ranger 15.

Bill’s smile and positive attitude was contagious. He always found the good in situations that others would have overlooked. He was an incredible teacher and mentor, taking people under his wing. He always encouraged those around him to live up to their true potential.

He was not shy about sharing his political views or knowledge of history.

Bill was a man of faith, he knew his blessings were from above and he had an attitude of gratitude every day.

His life was an incredible journey and there was never a dull moment. He died doing what he loved and we take comfort in that.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marilyn; 4 children – Catherine, Charlie, Denise and husband Joe, Michael and wife Donna, who were loved to the moon and back and such a source of pride; 7 grandchildren – Brittany and husband Jacob, Brandon and wife Kati, Amanda, Brian, Matthew, Alison, and Mark; and extra blessings of 4 great-grandchildren – Madison, Isabella, Barrett, and Bowie. His sisters, nieces and nephews, cousins and so many others who were touched by his love will miss him terribly. Not to mention his yellow Labrador, Leo, who was such a daddy’s boy.

Visitation will be at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and a Rosary will be said beginning at 7:00pm. Location: 4216 S Bowen Rd, Arlington, Texas 76016. Patriotic colors and softball jerseys are uniform of the evening.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 1:00pm in the St. Clair Chapel located at 8000 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco, Texas 75034. Patriotic colors and softball jerseys are uniform of the day.

Bill will be laid to rest at DFW National Cemetery on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Bill and his family would like you to consider donating a wreath to Wreaths Across America at www.honordfw.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, February 3, 2020

Memories

William "Bill" Mego

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Agustin Sotomayor

November 12, 2020

I had the honor to be trained by Mr. William Mego in the year 2009, while he was working for Lockheed Martin.
I had the pleasure to know Bill as the wonderful person he was, and share way much more than just work.
Like anyone, at some point, we had an argument, and we both were right and wrong, but being the bigger man he was, he apologized first, that moment is probably the most valuable memory I keep of our time toghether.
I'm sure everyone that had the luck to know him will agree that he was a real man when we really understand was a real man is.
I had the fortune to meet him, spend time and learn from him, I only wish we could had the oportunity to meet again and introduce him to my family.
I'm pretty sure that exemplary sailor is cruising where he belongs.
To his beloved ones, know he is remembered and thanked for his service.
Gone but not forgotten

Marsha Russell

February 20, 2020

This picture was taken the day Leo became Bill’s shadow.

Scottie/Barbara Atkins

February 2, 2020

Remembering our flights together in the A-3, and your great enthusiasm for your family, the Navy, and life in general. Thank you for dedicating countless hours repairing and caring for Ranger 15 and other A-3's. Your love of life and family and your big smile will be missed. I'm proud to have had the privilege of serving with you. Rest easy, old friend.

Walter Mamed

January 30, 2020

I loved Bill as a family member first, then as a friend, and ultimately, my father figure, here in Texas. I loved his humor, our conversations together and his knowledge of the Bible.
Prayers and condolences to Marilyn and the whole family. I still love you all.
Walt

Curtis&Kim Steinle

January 30, 2020

So very sorry for your family's loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you all, and give you comfort and peace.🙏

Edward Gonzalez

January 30, 2020

Edward Gonzalez

January 30, 2020

Edward Bressie

January 30, 2020

Edward Gonzalez

January 30, 2020

Edward Gonzalez

January 30, 2020

We always envisioned Bill pitching for Hit & Run into his 90’s. As the catcher of team, It’s hard to believe I won’t ever catch another one of his pitches. I will always remember Bill’s genuine smile and love of life, especially his love for playing softball.

I’m sure you’ve already found a team to pitch for in heaven!
Rest In Peace dear friend,
Ed Gonzalez

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