William Edward Hole Jr., age 89 of Greenville, Ohio, and son of William Edward and Dorothy (Coppock) Hole passed away on Feb. 18 at the Village Green. He was born July 2, 1927 in Greenville, Ohio. Mr. Hole 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 WWII, he taught sailing at Culver before entering the University of Michigan. He was a member of the Tau Beta Pi honorary engineering society.
Mr. Hole also 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 also was 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. Mr. Hole 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.
In addition, Mr. Hole 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 Mr. Hole and Gloria enjoyed world travel, bridge, golf, friends, family and vacations at their summer home 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.
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