Friday, November 26, 2010

William L. Fourman (November 25, 2010)

William L. Fourman, 83, of Greenville, passed away Thursday morning, November 25, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville after a three and a half year battle with Vascular Dementia following a stroke in 2007.

He was born March 29, 1927 in Greenville, son of the late Ira and Laura (Royer) Fourman. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three great grandsons, Bryce Hamilton, Christopher and Cody Croft; and a sister, Margaret Delaplane.

Bill left Greenville in 1957, moving to Birmingham, AL and then moving to Destin Florida in 1993 following his retirement as a supervisor at Alabama Crank Shaft in 1991.

He is survived by his daughters, Sondra (Dave Nicholson) North of Greenville, Teri (Carl Chenoweth) Preston of Florida and Kim Franklin of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Rachelle (Scott) Downing, Abby Merriman, Angela (Kevin) Eding, Wendy (Scott) Smalldon-Cooper, Shanna (Bob) Andrecheck and Justin M.T. (Kristin) Hamilton; great grandchildren, Allie, Maddie and Meghan Downing, Joseph Henning, Karlin and Brooklyn Merriman, Kinsley Stutz, Kevin, Aubrey, Andrianna and Alexa Eding, Kedra and Sammie Smalldon, Andrew Cooper, Harley Croft, Jaycie and Ashton; McKenzie, Justin B., and Liam Hamilton; and three sisters, Helen Brown of Greenville, Virginia (Floyd) Weyrick of Greenville, and Jane (Duane) Johnson of Arcanum.

Services will be held Monday, November 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Doug Krauss officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Ft. Jefferson.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to either the Darke County Humane Society or Hospice of Dayton.

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