William Hannum

William M. Hannum, 90, of Long Bottom, Ohio, passed away on Jan. 27, 2013, at the O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, Ohio.

He was born on Aug. 18, 1922 in Long Bottom, Ohio to the late Roy and Ella (Riley) Hannum. Bill served 23 years proudly, on the LST 337, during World War II and the Korean War. He enjoyed many years driving a school bus, for many years watching two generations of his kids grow up, for Eastern Local.

He served as Oapse President, endlessly battling for non teaching employees rights, at Eastern Local.

He was a member of VFW Post 9053 as well as the American Legion Post 602. He attended St Pauls and Hickory Hills Church of Christ,

He enjoyed nothing more, than growing his bountiful vegetables, in his garden, supporting local youth and their sports programs..and best of all,…a great game of golf.

He is survived by his daughter: Teresa Hannum; brother, Roy (Marilyn) Hannum; nephews: David (Wendy) Hannum, Dale Starr, and Jimmy Kim; nieces, Susan (Brad) Whitmer, Diane Elston, and Vickie Cummings; great nieces and nephews, Casey Hannum, Cody Hannum, and Denise Emry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Eleanor Kim and nephew Robert Hoffman.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.