Bill was born to John and Eula Maude Fondren on 10/17/1931 in Strafford MO. On 12/22/1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Gwen Cook Fondren on her 18th birthday. After getting married he joined the US Airforce. He was a Professional Engineer in the State of Oklahoma, an antique radio collector and a private plane pilot, member of the Masonic Lodge.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents John and Eula Maude Fondren, and son John Fondren.
He is survived by his wife Gwen Fondren, daughter Cynthia Fondren Pritchard and husband Doug of Rockwall, Thomas Fondren and wife Tonya of Edmond Oklahoma, 4 grandchildren, Emily Ferchill, Katherine Lewis, Slater Fondren and Tatum Fondren, 3 great grandchildren, Paige Ferchill, Emma Lewis and Gordon Ferchill.
Graveside services were held 11/26/2019 at Greenhill Cemetery in Sapulpa, OK.