Monday, February 20, 2017

William Edward Hole Jr. (February 18, 2017)

William Edward Hole Jr., age 89 of Greenville, Ohio and son of William Edward and Dorothy (Coppock) Hole passed away at 10:35 AM Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Village Green. He was born July 2, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio.

Bill was a graduate of Greenville High School, Culver Military Academy, and the University of Michigan. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps during W.W. II he taught sailing at Culver before entering the University of Michigan. He was a member of the Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society. Bill was an integral part of American Aggregates from 1951, becoming a Director in 1956, Vice President in 1964 and President of the Corporation in 1969. He also served as President of Ohio Aggregates and as National President of National Sand Stone and Gravel where he was also a Lifetime member of the Board. He also served on the Board of Consolidated Gold Fields in England. He served on the Board of Greenville National Bank for 35 years with 21 years as Chairman of the Board.

Bill was Chairman of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce in 1983 and a lifetime member of that Board. He had previously served as President of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce.

He was Chairman of the Building Committee of the Darke County Y.M.C.A. and was the first President of that Board. He had served a number of terms on the Y. board.

He served two terms as President of the Greenville Country Club and on that Board several different times.

He was a past member and on the board of Edison College, Hope Foundation, Garst Museum, Citizens Education Committee and was Vice-President of the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association.
He was a lifetime member of the Greenville Elks Lodge. He managed the Coppock-Hole Trust for many years.

Bill was a faithful member of the First Congregational Church of Greenville, where he taught Sunday school for 23 years sang in the Senior Choir and served on numerous committees including two Pastoral Search Committees.

He was honored to deliver the commencement address to a graduating class of Greenville High School.

After retirement Bill and Gloria enjoyed world travel, Bridge, golf, friends, family and most of all their summer place in Canada.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Gloria (Shiverdecker) Hole, son William Jeffrey, daughter Julie Ann Kirk and husband Wilson, and grandsons Griffin and McGregor, of whom he was very proud. He also leaves two sisters, Susan Brewer and Barbara Brewer and in-laws Walter I. Thieme and Marcia Glenn. Also many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Jean Louise Thieme and in-laws Phyllis and Jim Blocher, Pauline Shiverdecker DeWitte and husband John, Dale Shiverdecker, Leon and Helen Shiverdecker, Lt. Commander Kent Shiverdecker, William D. Brewer and Richard Brewer.

Bill’s nature was that he saw something good in every person he knew.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday February 25, 2017 in the First Congregational Christian Church 115 West Fifth Street Greenville, Ohio with Pastors Don Myers, Peter Menke and Japheth Bear officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday February 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Donor’s Choice.

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