William (Bill) Weil

William (Bill) Weil

William (Bill) Weil, 82, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Oct. 16, 2013, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. as a result of a prolonged illness.  Bill was born and raised in Greenfield 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 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 is survived by his nephews, David McKean, Thomas McKean, and Jerome McKean and his wife, Linda; as well as his grandnephew, Michael McKean; and grandniece, Eloise McKean.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Marjorie Ann Weil Ingram; and his nephew, Daniel 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 American Diabetes Association or to the Boys/Girls Club of Greenfield, Ind.

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.