Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dr. Harvey B. Hole, Jr. (July 12, 2010)

Dr. Harvey B. Hole Jr., age 85 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 8:30 P.M. on Monday, July 12, 2010 at Versailles Health Care Center. Harvey was born April 3, 1925 in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Harvey B. & Carolyn (Wood) Hole Sr.

Harvey graduated from Versailles High School with the Class of 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during WWII in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. Harvey graduated from Miami University with a Teaching Degree in 1949 and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, with a Degree in Dentistry in 1960. Harvey formerly was a Teacher and Coach at Xenia & West Milton High Schools. In 1960 Harvey became a Dentist, working in Versailles until his retirement in 1997 after 37 years of service. Harvey was a member of the Versailles Christian Church, where he served as a Deacon and past official board member. Harvey was a member of the Versailles Lions Club, where he was a Melvin Jones Recipient; Versailles Masonic Lodge #290 F & AM; and was a life member of the Versailles V.F.W. Harvey was a founding member of the Versailles Development Association; Past Chairman of Versailles Poultry Days; Past President of the Versailles & Anthony Wayne School Boards; former Chairman of the Board of Directors at Edison State Community College; and former Director of the Versailles Life Squad.

In addition to his parents, Harvey is also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane (Hole) Hupe.

Harvey is survived by his wife, Betty (Shiverdecker) Hole, whom he married August 22, 1947. He is also survived by his sons & daughters-in-law, Tom & Lucy Hole of Russia and H.B. & Brenda Hole III of Versailles; daughter, Becky Jo Hole of Greenville; grandchildren, Christa, Rachel, Daniel, Sarah, Robert & Benjamin; great granddaughter, Kayle Griffin; exchange student daughters, Sabina & Ken Mescher of Versailles and their children, Patrick, Trevor, Gabrianna and Tiana; Ulrika & Arne Anderson of Sweden; and Elke & Martin Siedel of Germany; brother-in-law, Rally Shiverdecker of Greenville; and sister-in-law, Helen Everhart of Greenville.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 10:30 A.M. at Versailles Christian Church, 105 West Ward Street, with Pastor Dennis Wheeler officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Thursday July 15, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Hole Field, Greater Versailles Area Foundation Fund or Versailles Christian Church Memorial Fund.