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.