Thomas D. King

March 13, 2015

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/17/2015 17:00:00

Visitation 2:
3/17/2015 10:00:00

308 S. Myrtle Ave. Willard OH 44890 3/18/2015 11:00:00

Thomas D. King, age 67, of Willard, Ohio passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 4, 1947 in Willard, Ohio to Dean King and Ruth A. “Butter” (Jones) King. He was a member of the Willard Police Department for 33-1/2 years with his last 9 years serving as Police Chief. He had also served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard and the Willard American Legion. He loved to be outside and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. (Baker) King whom he married on May 26, 1978; 3 daughters, Stephany (Richard) Burkhalter of Richwood, OH; Angela King of Willard and Kari King of Norwalk, OH; 4 grandchildren, Brentan Ryman, Alexander Burkhalter, Andrew Burkhalter and Joe Burkhalter; father Dean King of Norwalk, OH; 1 brother, Mike (Lana) King of Willard; 3 sisters, Patty King of Attica, OH; Susan Moore of CA; Lori (Mike) Pugh of Willard and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by mother, Ruth A. “Butter” (Jones) King and step-mother, Ann King.
Visitation will be at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Blanche Tyree officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Willard, to Stein Hospice or to the Willard F.O.P. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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Mary Ann Ayres White - Mar 21, 2015

I just recently heard of Tom’s passing and am so very sorry he has left us. Tom was an exceptional member of the class of ’65. He always brought a smile to my face. He will be sorely missed and my sympathy goes to Tom’s wife and family.

lynn & Sue Newman - Mar 20, 2015

Our sincere sympathy to all the family. We have such fond memories. Tom was such a fun person
to be with. May God be with you and surround you
with love of family & friends. Its a sad time for
the class of 1965.

Pauldra Hawk LaRosa - Mar 19, 2015

Tom’s family….Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal yous heart. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Pauldra Hawk LaRosa…class of 65 .

LOFTY CROFTS - Mar 18, 2015

so sorry for your loss…i know tom will be keeping the peace in heaven. may he r.i.p and forever look over all of you.

Penny Mastron Howell - Mar 18, 2015

Nancy,Kari, Angie, Stephany,Patty, Susan,Lori, Mike and Dean and all Tom’s loved ones. I was very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Prayers for strength for all of you and big hugs. Keep all you good memories , that is what helps us get through these trying times and in the future. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce Bivens Garcia - Mar 17, 2015

Nancy and family, sorry for your loss, you will be in my he can go rest high upon that mountain.

Tom & Shannon Green - Mar 17, 2015

in memory of Tom and blessings to your family on this St. Patrick’s Day:
May the Road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again may God hold you gently in the palm of His hand.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary Beamer - Mar 17, 2015

Dear Nancy Angie & Kari
I Was Deeply Sadden To Hear About Tom,You Have My Deepest Sympathy.While I Did Not Know Tom Well But As A Person Who Works In Public Service I Know He Tried To Help The Citzens Of The City And Make Our City A Better Place To Live And Raise A Family. May The Lord Be With You Bless You And Give You Comfort And Peace In This Time Of Sorrow Sincerly Gary Beamer

Pat & Carol McDaniel - Mar 17, 2015

Kari, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You are in our prayers.

Penny Hammond Sullivan - Mar 17, 2015

Nancy and Family. My heart aches for you and your family. I wished so that he could have a long retirement. He earned it. He was always a great support on the force and I truly respected and appreciated his leadership. I have great memories of working with him. He was always fair and very supportive. The human race has said good bye to a wonderful person. May he rest in peace. No more suffering. You are all in my prayers.

Tania G. Weaver-Gomes - Mar 17, 2015

Nancy, Angie, Kari, Brenton, Patty and all the King Family, My deepest sympathies for Tom”s passing. May the Lord give you strength to get through this most difficult and sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Bill Laichas - Mar 16, 2015

I was very sorry to hear the sad news about the passing of Tom King. I knew him from our high school years and a few times spent with him since, but all the very clear memories I have of him bring on a smile. Tom was smart, kind, encouraging and funny. Willard was fortunate to have one of its own with such good qualities applied to a life of excellent service. My deepest sympathy and best wishes to his family.

Nicole Jones - Mar 16, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God received an awesome angel and you all now have an awesom guardian above. He will be missed by so many.

Max and Julie Craven-Bashore - Mar 16, 2015

Mike, Lana, Patty, and the whole King Family; So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you today and in the days to come for comfort and healing.

Gladys Hicks - Mar 16, 2015

Lana, Mike and family please accept my condolences, Our family knows the sorrow of losing loved ones ,We have lost our share. may God grant you peace at this time. Gladys Hicks and family

Gladys Hicks - Mar 16, 2015

Lana, Mike and family please accept my condolences, Our family knows the sorrow of losing loved ones ,We have lost our share. may God grant you peace at this time.

Gladys Hicks - Mar 16, 2015

Lana, Mike and family please accept my condolences, Our family knows the sorrow of losing loved ones ,We have lost our share. may God grant you peace at this time.

Gladys Hicks - Mar 16, 2015
Jim Rose - Mar 16, 2015

Nancy & Family,
Tom made working at WPD an enjoyable experience. He always had time to laugh regardless of what we were involved in. Even the day he ripped his knee apart chasing an escapee, he had some funny things to say. I will remember him always.
Tom was a fighter at heart. He showed that time and time again.I know he fought hard over the last few months, but it just wasn’t to be. May he rest in peace now.

Joe & Janet Androsac - Mar 16, 2015

Our sincere sympathy to the King Family for your loss. He will surely be missed.

Jan (Whetstone) Lindsey - Mar 16, 2015

Dean, Nancy, and all the King family. My deepest sympathy and prayers. Tom was such a great person and so much fun to be around and had the greatest sense of humor. He will truly be missed. May God comfort you all at this sad time.
Jan Whetstone Lindsey

Yvonne Wingard (Scheid) - Mar 16, 2015

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Many prayers and hugs. He will be missed by so many.

D.......Willard, Oh. - Mar 16, 2015

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes part of us”…. Helen Keller………

Stacy England Elliott - Mar 16, 2015

Nancy and family my deepest condolences for your loss. The King family will be in my prayers.

Bev Ganni - Mar 16, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of loss. Tom was a great person and he will be sadly missed. God bless

Janet Terveen Moore - Mar 16, 2015

Dear King Family, My deepest sympathy to Tom’s family. He was a great classmate (Class of 65) and will be a part of Willard forever. May he rest in peace.

Pam & Paul King - Mar 15, 2015

Susie, Patty & Lori – so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Pam and Paul

Bill Jump - Mar 15, 2015

My sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful guy. I have 1000s of stories and memories growing up with Tom. We walked to school together every day & home from football practice. I can still see his line drive home run clearing the Little League fence. Thank you for your great life, service, and friendship Wieners.

Linda Mosley Shorter - Mar 15, 2015

To all of Tom’s family I want to express my sympathy. The class of 1965 has lost another great person. May God Be With You All at this sad time of sorrow.

Keith and Linda Shook - Mar 15, 2015

King family…so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Was a wonderful guy and I enjoyed talking with him and working with him in the police dept. He will be missed..thinking of all of you at this sorrowful time.

Ned &Cheri Peddicord - Mar 15, 2015

Nancy, Angie, Kari,and Brenton….So sorry to read about Tom’s passing. May the many, many memories you have of your husband, dad, and grandpa comfort you during this sad time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

David Borchelt - Mar 15, 2015

Peggy and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family. The family and community have lost a truly wonderful person. The class of 65 has lost a very popular classmate.

Bobbie Jump Falquet - Mar 15, 2015

I am so, so sorry Tom had to be so sick. He will be remembered as one of the best and will be terribly missed. You have my deepest sympathy.

Darlene & Bob Mortensen - Mar 15, 2015

Nancy & Angie & Kari & Family,
So sorry to learn of the passing of such a wonderful man that was truly loved & adored by his family & friends. Sure he will be missed by so many. Hold tight to all the wonderful memories that he gave you, as they will keep him close to your heart. Our thoughts & prayers are with in this difficult time

Kurt Jump - Mar 15, 2015

I was sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We grew up together in Willard, and I will always hold special memories of him in my heart. Due to health issues, I won’t be able to make a funeral visit, but I want his family to know how much his friendship meant to me. His family will be in my prayers.

Sue Prelipp - Mar 15, 2015

Nancy and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tracey Cooper and family - Mar 15, 2015

sorry to hear of this we will be praying for you all. Tom was GOOD guy i always enjoyed talkin with him. May God be with you all.

Mary McCarthy - Mar 15, 2015

Sorry keeping u family in my prayers

Rita (Reed) Faidley - Mar 14, 2015

Sending lots of Love and concern to all of Tom’s family. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace.

kenny and susie karl - Mar 14, 2015

nancy and family….I am so very sorry for your loss. I know the last few months have been hard for all of you. hope to get to funeral home but if I don’t because I have the kids Tuesday….know that I send my love and comfort to all of you. hopefully we can talk some day….gods peace is with you and the family. love, Kenny and Susie karl

- Mar 14, 2015

Dear Dean, Nancy and girls, Suzy, Mike, Patty, Lori and families, I am saddened to see that Tom has passed. What a neat guy! Many times I thought about Tom and have shared stories of him with others. I pray you will allow our Lord Jesus to comfort you during this almost unbearable season of life. We can thank God for Tom’s time on earth. Again, I am very sad about this. May God bless all of you loved ones. In His service, Denny Draime Tom was really a nice person.

Jude Chapman - Mar 14, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with the King family. He was an extremely nice man and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy.

Roger and Janet Hines - Mar 14, 2015

Nancy and family. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. May Tom have eternal rest and prayers, peace and comfort for you and all of his family and friends.
Roger and Janet Hines

Kathy Hoffman - Mar 14, 2015

Dear Nancy and family,
I am so saddened to learn of my cousin Tom’s passing. I have so many fond memories of summers in Willard with Tom and his family when we were kids. It’s hard to believe that he is now with our Lord. I’m sorry I cannot be with you all in person for the funeral. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. With my deepest sympathy and love,
Kathy Jones Hoffman

Kathy (Emery) Mulvihill - Mar 14, 2015

My sincere sympathy to all the King family. Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His love of family, kindness, friendship, sense of humor, and contribution to the city of Willard Police Department will long be remembered.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace, Tom.
Kathy Emery Mulvihill

Marilyn Emery - Mar 14, 2015

I remember Tom fondly. He spent a lot of time at the house playing pool and gathering with friends. He was one of the nicest young men I ever knew. Polite, friendly, and respected by all.
Marilyn Emery

Angela(Pugh) Van Riper - Mar 14, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss Angie.

Don & Diane Dryer - Mar 14, 2015

Dear Dean, Nancy and girls, Suzy, Mike, Patty, Lori and families,there is nothing we can say to convey our sorrow. I am glad we had a chance to visit Tom at home before he had to go to the nursing home and enjoyed visiting him there also. We know it has been most difficult for all of you and it breaks our hearts that he has left us. God bless you and may Tom rest in eternal peace. If we could get back to Willard, we would convey these thoughts to you in person but unfornuately, we will be unable to make it.
We have lost a dear, dear friend.
Don & Diane Dryer

Mary and Lenny Branham - Mar 14, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Lenny and I will miss talking to Tom on the way to my mom’s . Great guy . Will be missed for sure.
Prayers coming your way for the whole family

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Mar 14, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all. Lean on the Lord for His strength during these tough days. His strength is perfect when ours is gone. In His Love,

Greg and Marilyn sands - Mar 14, 2015

We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a good man who made Willard a better place. May God rest his soul and keep you all in His care.9r

Richard Garn - Mar 14, 2015

Kari, dear friend, my deepest condolences to you and your family. My heartfelt prayers go out to you for comfort and peace.

Trish Tarr - Mar 14, 2015

Angie…so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Gary and Rose Pittenger - Mar 14, 2015

we are so sorry for your loss. No works will take away your pain, but we are here if you ever need any thing. Love you very much🙏

Tom Adams - Mar 14, 2015

Dean and Family,
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing.