Orville Edwin Bose

Orville Edwin Bose, 83, Carmel, departed this life July 9, 2021, at

his home surrounded by his family.

Orville was born March 4, 1938, in Hymera, to the late Floyd Eugene

and Rachael Jane (Walters) Bose. He was raised in Sullivan County and

learned to play basketball at a young age. Upon graduation from Hymera

High School, where Orville had an outstanding basketball career, he

was welcomed to Butler University and the basketball team by legendary

Coach Tony Hinkle. He represented Butler in the 1958 and 1959 NIT

Tournament. Orville’s passion for basketball culminated with his

induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019. Orville

graduated from Butler in 1960 with a degree in education. He then

furthered his studies at Indiana University earning a master’s and

specialist degree in education and administration. For over 35 years,

Orville served in the Indiana School Systems, including North Vernon,

North Vermillion and Fairfield. He worked in various roles, including

teacher-coach, principal and superintendent. As an exceptional

teacher, coach and administrator, he challenged his students to be

their best in all of their endeavors.

Orville was a kind and gentle soul who put his faith and family first

in all that he did. He was a longtime and dedicated member of North

Central Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and morning

coffee with friends. He was happiest though, and never missed an

opportunity, to make a memory with his family and grandchildren.

Orville was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Mark Phillips; and

his siblings, Dennis Bose, Rosalie Gabbard, Connie Asbury and infant

brother, William Bose.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Dixie Bose; his devoted

daughters, Michelle (and Gary) Nead, Nancy Phillips and Teresa (and

David) Smith; his grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Nead, Kyle and

Mackenzie Phillips and Chloe and Caitlyn Smith; and


Funeral services are at 11 a.m. July 17 at the North Central Church of

Christ. Visitation for Orville will be from 10 a.m. until time of

services. Memorial contribution are suggested in Orville’s name to:

the American Cancer Society and Shults-Lewis Child & Family Services.

Online condolences are available at: www.leppertmortuary.com.

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