Meadville Tribune

March 29, 2014

William (Bill) Gene King Sr.

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — William (Bill) Gene King Sr., 83, of Saegertown, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Marquette Hospice House, Meadville.

He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Rapid City, S.D., the son of the late William and Georgia Vaughn King. He married Joyce King; she preceded him in death in Dec. 16, 1998. He subsequently married Loydeen King; she preceded him in death in 2010.

He graduated from Scenic High School and had attended Abilene Christian College for four years. He had been employed by the government, working for the IRS.

He had served in the Korean Conflict.

He was a member of Meadville Church of Christ. He loved playing the piano and loved to sing.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Higgs and her husband, Bobby, of Edmond, Okla., and Betty Walker and her husband, John, of Woodward, Okla.; a son, Billy King of Paragould, Ariz.; a brother, George King and his wife, Oreey of Benson, Ariz., and a sister-in-law, Betty King of Portland, Ore. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his two wives, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bud King, and a sister, Mary Bassett.

Funeral arrangements are private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorials contributions can be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 454 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.