RE­GAN, Dr. William,

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - WEATHER DESK -

a de­voted fam­ily man, firstrate physi­cian, mil­i­tary veteran and avid golfer, died Oc­to­ber 6, 2017. He was 93. Dr. Re­gan was a lov­ing hus­band for al­most 72 years, hav­ing mar­ried his high school sweet­heart, Peggy. Theirs was an ex­em­plary ro­mance, thriv­ing through two wars, three chil­dren, five grand­chil­dren and a hay ride. Their first date 77 years ago was a hay ride. Peggy hates hay rides. They haven’t been on one since. In­stead, they found com­mon ground in their love of the St. Louis Car­di­nals, card games and so­cial­iz­ing with friends and fam­ily. Dr. Re­gan also was a car­ing and in­volved fa­ther, help­ing with math and sci­ence home­work and of­ten fir­ing up the grill on Sun­day evenings for fam­ily cook­outs and back­yard base­ball games. Dr. Re­gan was one of Rich­mond’s most prom­i­nent physi­cians. He was born in Columbia, Mis­souri, grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Mis­souri and earned his med­i­cal de­gree from Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity in St. Louis. He came to Rich­mond 64 years ago for a gas­troen­terol­ogy res­i­dency at McGuire Veterans Hospi­tal and never left, in­stead stay­ing to join a med­i­cal prac­tice with Dr. Charles M. Car­a­vati and Dr. James M. McMil­lan. He prac­ticed in­ter­nal medicine and gas­troen­terol­ogy for 40 years, gar­ner­ing a loyal fol­low­ing of pa­tients and col­leagues. Dur­ing that time, he served on the board of di­rec­tors and as part of the med­i­cal lead­er­ship at both John­stonWil­lis Hospi­tal and Chip­pen­ham Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He served as pres­i­dent of the Rich­mond Academy of Medicine and was ac­tive with the Med­i­cal So­ci­ety of Vir­ginia. He also vol­un­teered his ex­per­tise as a doc­tor for Col­le­giate School and Camp Vir­ginia. Dr. Re­gan served as a U.S. Navy lieu­tenant dur­ing World War II and as an Air Force cap­tain dur­ing the Korean War. But when he wasn’t prac­tic­ing medicine or hold­ing fam­ily events, Dr. Re­gan was on the golf course. His calm and jovial de­meanor be­lied a fierce com­peti­tor who played to win. He was a mem­ber of the Coun­try Club of Vir­ginia, where he also served on the board of di­rec­tors. He also be­longed to sev­eral golf­ing groups, in­clud­ing the Bo­gies, the Mul­li­gans, the Out of Bounds and the Cap­tains. Dr. Re­gan is sur­vived by his wife, Peggy Gib­son Re­gan; his daugh­ter, Re­becca Keever Tol­er­ton and her hus­band, Rod­ney Tol­er­ton; his son, Michael Gib­son Re­gan and his wife, Carol Re­gan; his daugh­ter, El­iz­a­beth Garner Re­gan and her hus­band, Michael Semel; his sis­ter, Pa­tri­cia Re­gan Brown; five grand­chil­dren, Vir­ginia Grace Keever, Rachel Aileen Re­gan, An­drew Whit­field Keever, Joseph Re­gan Semel and Caroline Gib­son Semel; and sev­eral neph­ews and nieces. Please join the fam­ily for a vis­i­ta­tion on Oc­to­ber 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bliley’s Funeral Home, 3801 Au­gusta Ave., Rich­mond, Va. 23230; and for a memo­rial ser­vice on Oc­to­ber 17 at 2 p.m. at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 4602 Cary Street Rd., Rich­mond, Va. 23226. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Col­le­giate School, 103 N. Moore­land Road, Rich­mond, Va. 23229, and/or The First Tee of Greater Rich­mond, 9211 For­est Hill Ave., Suite 104, Rich­mond, Va. 23235.

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