Joe Winfred King, 74, of West Liberty, went to be with the Lord on Friday evening at 10:45 p.m. Jan. 2, 2015, at Green Hills Retirement Community. During these last years, he had accepted God’s gracious gift of salvation and was ready to meet his Savior.
He was born in Bellefontaine on July 17, 1940, to the late Winfred and Marie Adeline Yoder King. He also was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Patty King.
Joe is survived by four sons, Ron King, Nick King, Vincent King and Darrin King, all of Florida; three grandchildren, Cassandra and Kirk King, both of Florida, and Michael Dutton of Ohio; two brothers, Dan King of Tampa, Fla., and Jay (Kathy) King of West Liberty; and special friends, Stacey and Don Floro, who called him Grandpa.
A 1958 graduate of Salem Local High School, Joe served in the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army at Ft. Campbell, Ky. He spent a tour of duty in Germany as an Army cook.
He was involved most all of his life as a stone, brick and block mason. Joe enjoyed making replica stone lighthouses and raising colored birds.
Pastor Matthew Williams of South Union Mennonite Church officiates a private memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Green Hills Retirement Community.
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.