Conroy Funeral Home

William P. Fogarty, Jr.

Service: 10:30am Fri. February 8th, 2019
St. Bernard Catholic Church
Fogarty, William P., Jr., 75 of Spring Hill, Tennessee, passed away January 22, 2019 in St. Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on January 18, 1944, the son of William P. Fogarty Sr. and Dorothea (Mentges) Fogarty. Bill was a 1962 graduate of Catholic Central High School, and attended Ohio University and the Hixon School of Floral Design in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a member of the Springfield Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus #624 and a past board member of Springfield Country Club. Bill spent most of his career as a retail florist. He was the owner of Bill Fogarty Florist of Springfield, Ohio before he relocated to Spring Hill, Tennessee to be closer to his three grandsons. He retired with Whole Foods as a retail floral manager. Bill loved playing golf, bird feeding, gardening, going to the beach at Hilton Head Island and walking his buddy, Ollie, his beloved Labradoodle. His favorite time though was spent with family. He adored his daughters, his sons-in-law, and his cherished grandsons; but more than anything Bill treasured the time spent with the love of his life and best friend, Nancy. Their great love spanned over 55 years and their marriage was based on their mutual and deep-rooted faith and devotion. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and Dorothea. Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Ximenez) Fogarty, two daughters, Ann (Kevin) Rankin and Erin (Bob) Heighton; grandsons, William, Andrew and Michael Rankin; sister-in-law, Jamie (Stewart) Clements; brother-in-law, Benjamin Beadles and sister, Charlotte Fogarty Hasford. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February, 7, 2019 in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Bernard Catholic Church. Interment of ashes will be held during a private ceremony at a later date in St. Bernard Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette St., Nashville, TN 37203 or

Dearest Nancy, Ann and Erin, all of you have my love. All of you were a big part of my life. One of my favorite pictures is Nancy cuddling Jason right after he was born. Ann and Erin babysat for him and I had to take Erin's hair back because he pulled it so hard. So sorry. Love all of you.

- Joani Tittle Kluckman, Monday February 11th, 2019

To Nancy and all the family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Bill, dear father and grandfather. He was truly a wonderful Irishman! You are in my prayers. God bless.

- Terri Day, Monday February 11th, 2019

Dear Nancy and family, I am so so sorry to hear of Bill's passing.I am thinking of you with prayers and sympathies to all of you.God Bless! Olga Woodrow

- Olga Woodrow, Saturday February 9th, 2019

Many great memories of Smitty driving us and riding on the "Golden Goose" to Central football games. RIP fellow Tornado.

- Tom Palmer, Friday February 8th, 2019

Nancy and family, our prayers are with you and family at this sad loss. Bill always had a beautiful smile for all! God’s blessings to you all

- Richard & Patricia Brown, Friday February 8th, 2019

Nancy, my sincerest sympathies to you, Ann and Erin and their families. It's hard to believe I was 18 years old when I worked for you and Bill, you were both great teachers and I appreciated the opportunity you gave me. Sending my love and hugs.

- Susie Foreman Burk, Thursday February 7th, 2019

To Nancy, Ann, Erin and the whole Fogarty Family! I know this loss is huge and Bill will live on through all of you! He had a heart and smile big enough to fill a stadium; that will not be lost; he passed it on to all of you! Prayers for today and the days ahead! God Bless!

- Nora Mary Gilgallon-Keele, Thursday February 7th, 2019

Nancy and the entire Fogarty family, please accept my condolences. Bill was a great guy and will be fondly remembered. We will pray for Bill and your family.

- Bill Hannon, Thursday February 7th, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers to you Nancy and your family during your sorrowful journey. God Bless!

- Sue & Bob Armentrout , Thursday February 7th, 2019

Dear Bill's family, I will miss Bill's big smile at our '62 Class Reunions. He was a happy guy, full of cheer for all of us. God and Bill are together now in Peace.

- Margaret-Mary Flesch Dixon, Wednesday February 6th, 2019

I'm so sorry to see that Bill has passed. He was such a part of my memories of CCHS and The flower shop on High St. My prayers go out to Nancy and Charlotte and Bill's children and grandchildren. He will be missed !

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Tuesday February 5th, 2019

My sincere condolences to family and friends. It is very sad to lose a loved one, as there is never enough time spent with them. May you find comfort in your memories, and may the God of all comfort help you to cope. Jehovah God gives us his promise at Revelation 21:3,4 to wipe away every tear and put an end to pain and death. May this hope bring comfort and strength to your heart.

- Brenda, Saturday February 2nd, 2019