William "Bill" Dove


William "Bill" Dove, age 85, died Sept. 7, 2022, in Fairhope, Alabama. William was born Feb. 24, 1937, in Birmingham, Michigan.

William attended the University of Michigan MBA 1959-1960 and the University of Michigan BBA 1955-1959. He worked at Solutions of Florida LLC 2022- TCF as Bank Executive Vice President from 1985- 2022 and Michigan National Bank of Michigan.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Heather Dove, who passed away in 2021.

William is survived by his fiancé', Linda McKinley of Fairhope, Alabama; children, William & Michelle Dove of North Oaks, Minnesota, Katy Dove of Sarasota, Florida, and Lisa & Richard Matheson of Nantucket, Massachusetts; his first wife, Marcia Dove of Sarasota, Florida; grandchildren, Avery, Will, Michael Dove, of North Oaks, Minnesota (children of William & Michelle Dove), Kaden Heggs of Sarasota, Florida (child of Katy Dove), Tucker & Kassandra Matheson, Norwell, Massachusetts, Christopher Matheson, Brooklyn, New York, Jared Matheson, Nantucket, Massachusetts (children of Lisa & Richard Matheson); great granddaughter, Sophia Matheson of Norwell, Massachusetts (daughter of Tucker and Kassandra Matheson); and siblings, Alysanne Burkhardt & John Dove.

There will be a celebration of his life on Oct. 21, 2022, at 4 p.m. at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, Alabama.

On Sept. 7, 2022, William E. Dove, III, a beloved partner, father, and grandfather, passed away. He was 85 years young. "Bill" was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and graduated from Seaholm High School as class president, valedictorian, and member of the track and football teams. He earned his BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan, where he was a sprinter on the university's track team. He was a lifelong Wolverine fan and would never, ever, wear the color green. After serving in the Army, he embarked on a distinguished career in commercial banking in Detroit, Michigan. He married Marcia Dove and together they raised four children. Bill enjoyed golf, tennis and trips up to northern Michigan. He imparted his love of skiing to the entire family and spent much of his free time on the slopes from Boyne, Michigan to Aspen, Colorado. In 1985, Bill moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to help turn around a struggling savings and loan, Twin City Federal, now known as TCF Bank. His years as vice president of TCF Bank marked a high point in his career as he and his longtime colleagues grew the small savings and loan institution into a large regional bank serving seven states.

After retiring to Florida, he enjoyed a fun-filled life. He enjoyed cruising his boat on the Florida coast, swimming and fishing in the Gulf and could often be seen flying around the neighborhood on his recumbent bike. It was there that he met his longtime partner and fiancé, Linda McKinley. Together they moved to Lake Martin, Alabama, and he enjoyed an active social life and their frequent travels. He discovered a shared a passion for building and renovating with Linda. After completing two homes, he and Linda moved to Fairhope, Alabama, to build their dream retirement cottage.

Bill will be remembered by his may friends for his kindness, generosity, quick wit, jovial personality and his unending well-spring of knowledge and advice.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.

Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, Alabama 36526. (251) 621-5890. hughesfuneralhome.org.

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