William Howard McCool, was born December 10, 1941, in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Roy and Syvilla McCool, and was raised in Middleport, Ohio with his two brothers and sister.
After graduating from Middleport High School in 1961, he married Joyce Marie Swartz and joined the United States Air Force. After traveling to Tripoli, Libya, they moved to Moses Lake, Washington to continue his Air Force career and start a family. After making several stops along his military path, he settled in Dayton, Ohio, to raise his family.
He is survived by his three children, sons, Kelly Edwin McCool, Kent Eisle McCool and daughter, Karrie Amber McCool; four grandchildren, Ellen (Ella), Lexie, Caleb, and Jacob (Jake); his wife, Rody Woischke McCool; brother, Keith; and sister, Donna.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Gene.
His zest for life was contagious, known to most as “Bill”, he had a successful career in sales consulting in the automotive and insurance industries. Bill was active in his kids school and extra curricular activities, was a member of Far Hills Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir and volunteering for various roles including prison ministry. His passions were lived out in his communities as a member of the chamber of commerce and toast masters. Bill loved dancing, cooking and exercise, running his first marathon at the age of 51.
In 2002, Bill relocated to Columbus Ohio, marrying Rody Woischke. He continued his career as a long term care insurance consultant and connected to the Columbus community as a volunteer for Alzheimer’s Association and as an ombudsman at Arlington Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he spent his final days and began his journey to heaven.
Arrangements will be held Thursday January 31, 2013, at Anderson Funeral Home 1357 E. Second Street, Franklin, Ohio, with Rev. Darrel Gabbard officiating at 1 p.m. with a visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The family will receive friends with a reception following the graveside services at the Anderson Life Celebration Center directly behind the funeral home.
Donations can be made to the National Stroke Association or Alzheimer’s Association.
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