Johnny Fred Feggins born on October 29, 1941 in Henry County Alabama to the late Jake and Ola Bell Feggins. He was born and raised in Capps, Alabama and moved to Abbeville, Alabama at an early age.
Reverend Feggins is a Baptist minister of 23 years and an adult Sunday School teacher for 43 years at New Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church. He pastored the Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Morgan, Georgia. Previously, he served as associate pastor for 10 years at the New Mount Zion Free Will Baptist Church. Reverend Feggins became a Christian and pledged his life as an ambassador for Christ. He has taught both young people and adults.
Reverend Feggins’ life has seen many accomplishments. He began his career at an early age as a Plumber and Electrical Assistant. Later he opened his own business Feggins Plumbing and Electric where he served the tri-state area for over 60 years. He graduated from Henry County Training School, attended Auburn University and received teacher certification, and attended Athens State College where he earned a B.S. degree in Vocational Education. Reverend Feggins became a Vocational Instructor at Chauncey Sparks Technical College (now Wallace Community College- Sparks Campus) in Eufaula. He also taught many years at night on Wallace Community College Campus in Dothan.
Reverend Feggins was appointed to the State License and Examination Board for Plumbing and Electric and joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was elected to the Abbeville City Council where he served for 12 years, and was currently serving on the Abbeville Water and Sewer Board for over 23 years. He also served on the Abbeville Zoning Board, Abbeville Industrial Board, The Henry County Economic Development Board. Reverend Feggins is a past president of the Abbeville Lions Club and is a Master of Raven Lodge 551 where he is a 32-degree Mason. In addition, he served many years with Abbeville Fire and Rescue.
Reverend Feggins was best known as a Humanitarian who loved his family, friends and community.
He was preceded in death his parents; his wife: Minnie McCalister-Feggins; one daughter: Lurlene Feggins; and one brother: JC Feggins.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his two sons: Vincent (Jessica) Feggins of Abbeville, Alabama and Ryan (Laura Ashley) Feggins, of Abbeville, Alabama; one grandchild: Elizabeth Brooke Bolt of Abbeville, Alabama and his pets: Silas and Phil; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.