William C. McElhaney, 95, of 1110 Marshall Road, Greenwood, SC, died March 12, 2017 at Hospice House.

Bill (”Mac”) was born December 7, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of the late Clyde and Anna McElhaney. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and served as a Navy pilot during World War II.

Bill had a long career with the Cincinnati Public Schools, serving as a teacher and later as an assistant principal and principal. During this time, he also served for many years as Treasurer of the Village of Mariemont, Ohio. He also taught at Edgecliff College for three years. He and his wife Jeanne retired to Venice, Florida, and then moved to Greenwood in 1997. Bill was a member of the Greenwood Country Club and golfed several times a week with his regular group. He was especially proud of his three holes in one and found happiness in volunteer work and spending quality time with friends and family. Bill enjoyed conversations with almost everyone he met and was well-liked in the community.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Jeanne; three children, Stephen (Phyllis) McElhaney, Timothy McElhaney, and Deborah Folkman; two grandchildren, Jonathan (Heather) McElhaney and Anne (Adam) Hawkridge; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor McElhaney, Finley McElhaney, Megan Hawkridge, and Sean Hawkridge.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29645.

Harley Funeral Home and Crematory (www.harleyfuneralhome.com) is in charge of arrangements.