William Pogue

Col. William R. Pogue

USAF, Retired

Cocoa Beach, FL

William R. Pogue, 84, passed away peacefully on March 3, at his home in Cocoa Beach. Bill was a Skylab 4 Astronaut Pilot, Thunderbirds Pilot, flew combat missions in Korea and worked as a flight instructor for the Air Force. He was currently serving on the board of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

Bill is survived by his wife, three children, five step-children, extended family and friends. He is and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held 10 A.M. Friday, March 14, at Club Zion Community Church, 830 S. Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation;

www.astronautscholarship.org or to Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, mail code: ASF-1, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899.

You may sign Bill's guestbook at beckman-williamson.com.

Funeral Home

Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 784-0116

Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2014