GREENVILLE - William E. Nealeigh age 84, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 2:46 p.m. on May 11, 2013 at Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville. William was born March 5, 1929 in Darke County, to the late Harry L. and Elizabeth (Eib) Nealeigh.
William is survived by his wife, Glenda Nealeigh; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven Nealeigh of Titusville, Fla., Keith and Melanie Nealeigh of Greenville and Rodney and Christine Nealeigh of Bradford; daughter, Kathy Nealeigh of Richmond, Ind.; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Glenn Nealeigh of Arcanum; sisters and brother-in-law, Madonna Sellman of Ludlow Falls, Dortha and Don Durst of Troy, Carolyn Brandon of Greenville and Gloria Blume of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
William served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and received the Combat Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Occupation Medal; Korean Service Medal and the Presidential Citation Award. William graduated from Greenville High School in 1947 and graduated from the Allied School of Technology Tool and Die Design and Drafting. William retired from Corning in 1987 where he was a supervisor of Design Engineering with 32 years of service. He received the Senior Associate Award in 1986 from Corning. William was an avid camper, loved fishing, hunting and watching baseball.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 15, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.