Bill Garlick, 2008

Bill’s family ties to the Greenville area go back to 1849!  He graduated from Greenville High School and Albion College where he majored in Physics – and met his wife, Carolyn!  In 1969 he volunteered for the US Navy and served one tour as part of the Naval Advisory Group Viet Nam, then returned home, married Carolyn and they began their married life — with Bill going to sea to finish the war off the coast of Haiphong, North Viet Nam. They returned to Greenville in 1974, where he became a partner in Pine Valley Pro Hardware. In 1997, he closed the business and started Pine Valley Construction Service, which he still actively operates today. Bill has been past President of both the Flat River Historical Society and The Fighting Falcon Military Museum, and involved at the Oakfield Museum. He is currently the Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 3794, and serves on the American Legion Post 101 and VFW Honor Guard. He and Carolyn have been in Love for 50 years and married for 49. (Carolyn is an emeritus member of the FRHS board.)