William "Bill" WEIL

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WEIL, William "Bill" passed away on Oct. 16, 2013, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, as a result of a prolonged illness. He was 82 years old. Bill was born and raised in Greenfield, IN, on May 15, 1931 to Walter H. Weil and Eloise Cooper Weil. He was their only son. Young "Billy" attended public schools in Greenfield until high school. He went to Kentucky Military Institute for his high school education and graduated from KMI in 1949. Bill attended Indiana University and Duke University, and became a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Duke. During the Korean War, Bill served with the Aviation Engineers, where he attained the rank of Sergeant. After his military service, Bill returned to Greenfield and became a respected local businessman as manager of the Broadway Lumber Company and the Weil Theatre. He is best known in the Greenfield business community as a member of the Greenfield Banking Company Board of Directors. Bill served for over 53 years in this position, which is a record. Bill split his time between Greenfield and St. Petersburg for the last several years of his life. Bill Weil was a good and loyal friend to many, and is remembered with special fondness by his nephews. Bill was the man who taught his nephews how to tie their ties, and was their friend and pal during their childhoods. They remember swimming, shooting baskets, riding in his car with the top down (Bill was a very fast but very skillful driver). They relied on him through the years for advice, support, and the occasional loan. He was always there for them if they asked. Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father; sister, Marjorie Ann Weil Ingram; and his nephew, Daniel McKean. Bill is survived by nephews, David McKean, Thomas McKean, & Jerome McKean, and Jerome's wife, Linda; as well as his grandnephew, Michael McKean; and his grandniece, Eloise McKean. At his request, there will be no public visitation or service. Bill's ashes will be scattered at sea as were those of his sister and his nephew. Donations in his honor may be made to the or to the Boys/Girls Club of Greenfield, IN. Bill's family wishes to thank the staff of Bayfront Medical Center for the excellent care that Bill received in his final days. Condolences and comments may be sent to (cjc652@comcast.net).

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 24, 2013
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