William “Bill” E. King of Hermitage, formerly of Sharon, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage, after an extended illness. He was 81.
Mr. King was born June 23, 1932, in Sharon to William H. and Alice M. Davis King.
He was employed as a welder at General American Transportation Corp.’s former Masury plant and as a machinist at Target in Kinsman, Ohio.
Hegraduated in 1950 from Brookfield High School.
As a U.S. Army veteran, Mr. King served in the Korean conflict.
Bill was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed going to flea markets, boating, walking and reading.
His wife, the former Martha Smock, whom he married Nov. 18, 1956, passed away Dec. 26, 2006.
Surviving are: a daughter, Cathleen R. Lewis and her husband Michael, Fort Wayne, Ind.; a son, David King and his wife Diane, Latrobe, Pa.; three sisters, Shirley Anschutz and her husband Ronald, Hubbard; Beverley Barnes and her husband Robert, Hermitage; and Margaret Jones and her husband John, Brookfield; his grandchildren, Miranda, Adam, Laura, Lisa, Linda and Amelia; and three great-grandchildren, Diego, Aydin and Alyannah.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
William “Bill” E., 81, Hermitage, formerly of Sharon.
Calling hours: Noon to time of service Monday (7-1-13) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign a guestbook at www.flynnfuneralhome.com
Service: Funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. C. Charles Eckles, pastor of I.H.S. Gospel Ministries, Hermitage, officiating.
Burial: Stevenson Cemetery, Salem Township.