The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
DALTON, OHIO: Ercle D. Greenhill, age 72, of Dalton passed away Wednesday evening, September 19, 2012 in Aultman Orrville Hospital following a sudden illness.
One of nine children, he was born January 19, 1940 in Sophy, Kentucky to Woodrow Greenhill, Sr. and Hazel (Maggard) Greenhill. His family moved to Richland County, where Ercle was a graduate of Madison High School.
A U.S. Army veteran, Ercle served two years of active duty with the 549th Military Police stationed in Panama. He was honorably discharged in 1964, and also served four years in the Army Reserves. The bond he established with his Army buddies in the service turned into a life-long friendship as he was still in touch with many, and always looked forward to their reunions.
Ercle worked as a driver for Mansfield Distributing for 30 years before his retirement.
To say Ercle was a Civil War buff would be a huge understatement. He loved the history and often said that the right side won (the war) or we would be crossing a border. He traveled many times to the battle fields and historic sites until his health prevented the trips. Then Ercle took to reading about the war, he simply couldn't know enough.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Virginia (Casto) Greenhill of Dalton, three step sons William Michael Hensel, Dean (Tina) Hensel and Daniel (Carrie) Hensel all of Massillon; five grandchildren Olivia Britton, Taylor Mancuso, Jacob Hensel, William Colton Hensel and Luke Hensel; a great granddaughter Makenzie Lynn; an adopted son; Gary (Tammy) Griffith of Shelby, siblings and their spouses Lowell ;Dewey; Greenhill of Mansfield, Kenneth (Thresa) Greenhill of Mansfield, Judy Rapp of Mansfield, Evelyn (Doug) Williams of Mansfield, Margie (Hal) Hildebrand of Mansfield; a sister-in-law Margaret Greenhill of Mansfield; a brother-in-law Ed (Judy) Casto, mother-in-law Mary Casto all of Canal Fulton and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Howard Greenhill and Woodrow Greenhill, Jr., and sister Joyce Greenhill.
Burial with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail was conducted in Little Washington Cemetery.
Rest in peace our friend and comrade, until some sweet day when we will all be together again for that wonderful reunion in Heaven.