William M. (Bill) Hisle

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

William M. (Bill) Hisle, 96, of Miami, MO, died Sunday, October 29, 2017, at The Living Center in Marshall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Rev. Roger Mabrey officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 3, 2017, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Miami Cemetery. Pallbearers will be (grandsons) Tim Hisle, Ronnie Hisle, Preston Hisle, Clayton Hisle, Doug Landstad, Chris Landstad and Brandon Perkins. Honorary pallbearers (granddaughters) Jeanna Malter, Emily Brooks, Dani Hisle, Amelia Lanmon, Lauren Barrett and Melissa Grigsby. Memorials may be made to Miami Cemetery, Miami Community Church or Miami Lions Club. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born April 26, 1921, in Miami, MO to the late Ernest Alvin Hisle and Ella Arline Williams Hisle. On January 12, 1946, he married Helen Lorene Hammer in Marshall, MO who preceded him in death on August 9, 1952. On October 28, 1954, in Miami, MO, he married Edna Florine Herrmann who preceded him in death on December 29, 2003.

William was a 1938 graduate of Miami High School. His parents had a General Store in Miami and he helped deliver groceries by pulling a little wagon during nice weather or by sled when snow was on the ground. He enjoyed spending the summers with his Uncle Mott and Aunt Mae Williams along with Grandfather John and Grandmother Caroline Williams on the farm Uncle Mott began to farm in 1908. As soon as school was out, he would spend about two weeks at home and the rest of the summer he spent on the farm. He was the water boy for the threshing crew during wheat harvest, helped plow corn at the age of 12, and shucked corn by hand after he got out of high school. He took over the farm in 1948 and this was his lifelong occupation until he retired in 1986, after which he was the gopher for his sons.

In his early years of his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking making train sets, tractors, bull dozers, bookends, and bird houses. William was an avid hunter for many years hunting ducks on the Missouri River, geese, deer, and quail with his dog Freckles. He was a great Grandpa to his grandchildren, teaching them how to go loafing, going to their ball games, letting them spend the night at his house, fishing with his grandsons and teaching them how to tell tall fish tales, and being there to see the first deer they killed.

He was an assistant Boy Scout leader for Miami Troup 40 for 17 years. During the summer of 1969, he started to coach/manage the Marshall American Legion Boys Baseball team which he continued to do for 15 years. He loved to watch the Royals play baseball on TV.

William was a member of the First Baptist/ Community Church in Miami where he served as a deacon and taught Sunday School. He was a member of Friends of Miami and was a Charter Member and Past President of the Miami Lions Club, serving as the “official” ice tea maker at the annual hog roast for 26 years, and was presented the “Shining Star Award” in December, 2014 by the Lions District Governor.

Survivors include: five children: Joe Hisle and wife Nancy of Marshall. Mike Hisle and wife Dixie of Marshall, Carol Landstad and husband Peter of Cassville, MO, Steve Hisle and wife Sandy of Marshall and Linda Perkins and husband Steve of Sweet Springs, MO; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wives, William was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Alvin Hisle, Jr. who died in infancy, James Harold Hisle, and Robert Jewell Hisle.