William (Bill) Albert Gloye, 84, of Fortville, passed away Oct. 17, 2014. Bill was born on Aug. 13, 1930, in Mitchell, Ind., to William John and Pauline Cynthia (Howerton) Gloye and raised in Kokomo. He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1948 and married his high school sweetheart Emily Wise Gloye on Sept. 23, 1950. He went on to graduate from Ball State University.
In 1950, he began his career as a District Executive of the Boy Scouts of America and worked there until 1961. From there he moved on to Freiden Business Systems and worked in sales. Then in 1975, he opened and became owner of The Candlemaker in downtown Fortville. In 2004, he opened Masonic Jewels with his son, David.
From a young age, Bill was devoted to his community. Active in the Boy Scouts of America, he was an Eagle Scout and the second scout in the State of Indiana to receive the God and Country Award. He was Past Governor of the Northern Jurisdiction of the Optimist International Club and also served as President of the Fundraising Committee of the Masonic Learning Center. His greatest passion was his work with the Masons. He was Past Master of the Fortville Masonic Lodge No. 207 F& AM, the Indianapolis Valley the Scottish Rite, and was named a 33rd degree Mason by the Supreme Council. He was also a member of the Sahara Grotto, Greenfield York Rite and Past President of the Brother & Sisterhood in Fortville.
He is survived by his longtime companion of 24 years, Phyllis Scott; children, Michael (Zoa) Gloye, Cynthia Gloye, Ellen Gloye Brassard, and David (Bobi) Gloye; 10 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Pauline Gloye; his brother, John David (Jack) Gloye and his wife, Emily Wise Gloye.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, with visitation from Noon until services.
Memorial gifts are suggested to the Indianapolis Valley 32° Masonic Learning Center in Bill’s honor via www.aasr-indy.org/philanthropy/children or by calling 317-362-3115.
Arrangements are entrusted to Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory.
You are invited to read Bill's obituary at www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may share a personal memory with the family or sign the online register book.