Clarence E. "Bill" King, 91, a resident of the Veterans Nursing Home in Clarksburg, passed away Sunday (March 19, 2017).
He was born June 26, 1925, in Shinnston, a son of George and Mary Sconish King.
Bill was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II as part of Merrill's Marauders and served his country in Burma and China. A longtime resident of Bellview, Bill retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1985. He enjoyed traveling around West Virginia, visiting flea markets, gardening, hunting and fishing.
Bill is survived by his three sons, William (Linda) King of Fairmont, Gary King of Taylor County and David (Cathy) King of Teays Valley; grandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, Shannon, Brooke and Alex King; and four great-grandchildren, Logan, Taylor, Brady and Weston. Bill is also survived by sisters-in-law, Louise Hillberry, Ruth Hurt, Charlotte King and Eloise Fahrner; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian B. Preston King on April 4, 2014 his brother Leonard King and his sister Margie King Grandstaff.
Cremation services have been in entrusted to the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554. Private committal services will be at a later date at the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on March 21, 2017