Frank B. Megginson, who was a co-owner of a flooring and refinishing business in East Hampton called Frank the Floorman, died of lung cancer at home on Harrison Avenue in Springs on Saturday, his family said. He was 82.
Mr. Megginson married the former Julie Heffernan on Sept. 20, 1975. Mr. and Mrs. Megginson ran Frank the Floorman for 35 years. The business will remain in operation with Mrs. Megginson running it.
Outside of work, he liked fishing and boating from Three Mile Harbor and watching and feeding the birds in his backyard. His several nieces and nephews recalled him as always good for a story, Mrs. Megginson said.
Mr. Megginson was born on Jan. 24, 1931, in New Orleans, a son of Frank B. Megginson and the former Zoe Gay. He grew up in New Orleans before joining the military.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran, having served first at Camp Hero in Montauk and in Miami and Japan after a re-enlistment.
A previous marriage to Millicent Miller ended in divorce. They had three children, Mark Megginson of Los Angeles and Kimberly Megginson of Rome, N.Y., who survive, and Kevin B. Megginson, who died before him.
A sister, Jacquelyn Duke, lives in Covington, La., and a grandson survives as well. Another sister, Eunice Lee Murray, died before him.
A memorial gathering will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Mr. Megginson’s house at 112 Harrison Avenue, Springs. He donated his body to science.