Colorado Springs, Colorado - William Banks Flewellen, Jr. passed away on January 3, 2023 in Colo- rado Springs, Colorado. He was born on November 30, 1928 in Charlotte, North Carolina and was raised in Hastings, Florida. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Bill received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida in me- chanical and electrical engi- neering and spent his career as an engineer with Florida Power and Light. He and his wife, Nelle, raised their two daughters in Ft. Lau- derdale, Florida. In retire- ment, Bill and Nelle moved to West Palm Beach, Flori- da where they both enjoyed many wonderful trips, biking with their Square Wheelers
friends, hiking in the moun- tains of western North Caro- lina, and visiting their grand- children. In later years, they moved to Columbia, South Carolina; Bill was a resi- dent of Wildewood Downs Retirement Community for 12 years. Bill was a devot- ed Rotarian and took partic- ular pride in selling pecans each fall through the Spring Valley Rotary Club. In No- vember of 2022 he moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado to be closer to family.
Bill is survived by his el- dest daughter, Linda Flewel- len Gould (Bob), four grand- children: Stephen McKinney, Lilly Flewellen (Nick), Mary Salazar (Jesse), and Daniel Gould (April), and his dear friend Pat Harvin. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Nelle Flewellen, and their youngest daugh- ter, Sandra Flewellen. His family especially wishes to thank the wonderful caregiv- ers who were a part of Bill’s life in his later years. A pri- vate graveside service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in honor of Bill to either Northeast Presbyteri- an Church (Columbia, South Carolina) or Rotary International.