GREENVILLE - Arthur W. "Art" Olson, age 89, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 2:06 p.m. July 14, 2014, at his residence in Greenville.
Art was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Mahoning County, Ohio, and the son of the late Arthur S. and Gladys M. (Myers) Olson.
He was a licensed insurance agent starting the profession in 1976 and a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army.
Art was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, the Greenville Masonic Lodge and served as Master of the Lodge in 1983, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Dayton, Darke County Shrine Club, a former member of the Shrine Club Jeepsters, the Greenville Kiwanis Club and a 1950 graduate of The Ohio State University.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (Neff) Olson, May 29, 1996; and a grandson Luke Garbig.
Art is survived by his immediate family: son and daughter-in-law Gregory J. and Maria Olson of Grove City, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law Melanie and Dennis Garbig of Perrysburg, Ohio; grandchildren Erik Olson, Kayle Olson, Daniel Garbig, Emily Garbig and Matthew Garbig; great-granddaughter Alexandra Olson; and many loving friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Fourth St., Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Friday one hour prior to the services in the church. A Masonic Memorial Service and a Scottish Rite Ring Degree will be held at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Greenville Public Library, 520 Sycamore St., Greenville, Ohio, 45331. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com