In Memory

Fred Feaster (Class Of 66)

FEASTER, Dr. Frederick T. M.D. passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 16, 2014. Dr. Feaster was born in Memphis, TN in 1948, to Dr. B. Lynn and Evelyn Feaster, where his father attended medical school. His family soon moved to St. Petersburg where he attended elementary school through high school, gradating from Northeast High School in 1966. He then attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate, and the University of Tennessee for medical school. Dr. Feaster ultimately became a fellowship trained board-certified eye surgeon. He practiced medicine in Fort Worth, Texas for over 25 years. In 1999, he relocated back to St. Petersburg where he continued his surgical practice. Dr. Feaster was also an inventor at heart. Through his dedication to medical research, he was awarded numerous patents. His most notable invention was the "Feaster Dual Lens" which was developed in the 80's. Due to its commercial success, he traveled extensively internationally speaking and teaching fellow eye surgeons how to best use it with their patients. Dr. Feaster was an excellent athlete; playing racquet ball, tennis, baseball and basketball. He was an avid reader, chess player and possessed an uncommon curiosity. He was a race car buff and hosted an annual St. Petersburg Grand Prix party at Bayfront Towers. Fred is survived by his children, twins, Brian Feaster (Jenifer) of Boston, MA, and Kimberly Feaster of Ft. Worth, Texas; five grandchildren; brothers, B. Lynn Feaster (Caroline) and David P. Feaster (Marcia); and many nephews and nieces. Dr. Feaster will be remembered for his sharp mind and warm heart. He leaves a legacy of notably advancing his medical specialty and improving patients' vision with professionalism and a compassionate style. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family will have a memorial service at 2 pm, Saturday, Jan. 24 at Bayfront Towers (27th floor). Online memorial and guestbook at
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 21, 2014
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