Bill Hargrove (1935 - 2012)

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Billy (Bill) Bruce Hargrove

Billy (Bill) Bruce Hargrove, 77, of Reno, died Sunday, October 14th.

Bill was born February 20, 1935 in Reno, NV. to the late Donald and Ethel Hargrove. He married the love of his life, the late Florence (Olander) Gore on, March 14, 1967. Bill and Flo were a great love story and were inseparable until Florence passed away on April 15, 2008.

Bill was raised in numerous mining communities throughout the west including Downeyville Ca. Silver City and Goldfield, NV. Bill attended Tonopah High School where he excelled in Basketball and was a member of the 1953/1954 State Championship team. Go Mucker's!

Bill began his career in Reno, NV. as a teller at First National Bank and quickly realized that he had a passion for working with the public. Throughout his life, Bill was known for his exemplary sales ability. His proudest accomplishment was winning the prestigious Bankers Life and Casualty Grand Diamond Award.

Bill is survived by four children: Cleo (Whipple) Nady-(Joe), John (Bucky) Hargrove-(Susan), Andy (May) Hargrove-(Kimberly) and William (Hoby, Nubby, Willy) Hargrove-(Reva). He also is survived by eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren.

For those of you who knew Bill, we ask that you keep his memory in your hearts.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Nov. 11, 2012
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