Cline, Harold E.
Age 83, of Centerville, went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2014 following a brief illness. He was born in Farmersville, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence and Cora Focht Cline. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Norma, in 2008 and is survived by daughter Carolyn Rice and her husband Michael of Centerville; son Doug Cline and his wife Elizabeth of Centerville; 7 grandchildren (Matthew and wife Anna Rice, Meredith Rice Williams and husband Nathan Williams, Dan Cline, Stephanie Cline, Sarah Cline, Molly Cline, Joshua Cline); 3 great grandchildren (Owen Rice, Zoe Rice, Wyatt Williams); 1 brother (Everett Cline) and numerous other beloved family members and special friend, Joan Klose. He served in the U.S Army during the Korean War and was a member of VFW Post #9927. Harold earned a bachelor's and master's degree in education from Miami University and served as a school principal in the Dayton Public School System for over 35 years. Following his retirement in 1987, Harold was a realtor in the Dayton area for over 20 years, ending his career with Sibcy Cline in Centerville. Harold was a gregarious spirit who never met a stranger and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and loyal fan at all his grandchildren's sporting events over the years. He was an outstanding bowler and participated in various leagues until his passing. He enjoyed playing cards at the Hithergreen Senior Center and volunteered his time teaching students to play chess at Magsig Middle School in Centerville. He was a devoted member of Hope United Methodist Church and a long time member of the Beavercreek Lions Club. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Friday, February 21st at Tobias Funeral Home – Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Avenue. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 am at Hope United Methodist Church, 5980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, Ohio. A luncheon will be held at the church following the service. Interment will be at Holp Cemetery, Jackson Township. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to The
or The Beavercreek Lions Club in Harold's memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com