Wallace “Wally” King

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/20/2011 24:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 5/20/2011 13:00:00

Wallace J. King, age 86, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at The OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on October 24, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John A. and Irene K (Sable) King. He was a retired General Foreman at General Motors. He was a Lifetime Member of the Willard Elks Lodge #1370, and a member of Willard American Legion He belonged to Willard Golf Club for 25 years. He is a WWII Army Veteran, having served on the Navy Hospital Ship, U.S.S. HOPE, in the Philippines.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Coleman) King, whom he married January 28, 1944 in Spartanburg, South Carolina (67 years ago); 3 children who all attended OSU, One daughter, Karel married to James Davis. Two sons, Dudley married to Susan Sahr had one son, Matthew Joseph. Matthew married Jacqueline VanValien, and have one daughter, Jocelyn Francesca (Josie) King. Wally and Arleneā€™s second son, David married Deborah Rader and they have two sons, Ethan King who has one daughter, Lydia Ann King and Oliver, who is unmarried.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John A. King and Irene (Sable) King, and his brother Arthur Roy King.
Visitation will be Friday, May 20, 2011 from 12 Noon to 1:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, where there will be a Memorial Service at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, with Pastor Doug Winner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard American Legion or to the Willard Elks Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


Cor and Clara - Jun 11, 2011

Dear Arlene:
We received an e-mail today from Sulgar Creek telling us of Wally’s passing. We know he hadn’t been well for quite some time but news like that is still a shock.
We would like to give you our sincere condolences and pray that you will be at peace. When a loved one is sick, it is also so very hard on the spouse. Although you miss him and wish him still here, I’m sure that his suffering is not something that was easy to see and we know that that is now over.
We sure missed you guys the last couple of years in Sugar Creek. The last few years, especially, we got to know you both better and certainly enjoyed you as neighbours and friends.
God Bless
Cor and Clara

Jerry & Carol Neff - Jun 10, 2011

So sorry to hear about Wally. I’m sure you will miss him a lot. We’ll miss him watering your lawn down here at #25. I didn’t know him very well, but always thought highly of him. He was always nice and friendly. He will be missed. May God continue to heal your heart and comfort you everyday.

Helen & David Sheldon - Jun 10, 2011

Arlene, we were sadden by the passing of our friend. Thank you for calling me, I appreciated it so much. Wally was a great gentleman. We love you. Helen and David

Alice & Bill Allard - Jun 8, 2011

Arlene, we are sorry to hear about your loss. It will be strange not seeing Wally around. Take care and if I can help you in any way, let me know.

Nedra Wilkinson - Jun 4, 2011

Arlene, I was blessed to have known Wally and you through many golf outings and fun times. He was always an interesting person to visit with off of the golf course also. Shookie and I enjoyed are dinners together hearing some of his stories about his time spent in the military. You and your children were blessed to have him as a husband and father. Keep in touch Arlene we can still have dinner together and perhaps hear some more interesting stories. A friend Nedra

Russ and Betty Faber - Jun 4, 2011

Always enjoyed seeing Wally and you at the Creeks Las Vegas nights. Our thoughts and prayers and with you and your Family. Russ and Betty

Dick Caryer - Jun 4, 2011

To Arlene & Family
Sorry to hear of the passing of Wally. He had
many friends at the Defiance Foundry, and was a
outstanding man. He left everyone of us with
good memories. He would stop offen to talk to
to the people he worked with. Can I help you or
how are you today. He will be missed by all.
God Bless you and your Family. Dick Caryer

Paula Crane Mayers - May 31, 2011

As you requested, Arlene, I am sending this message again: Wally did not just vanish & leave nothing behind. There all all those rich memories of the times you shared a slice of life together & some good laughs. Those memories did not die with him, those memories become clear & cherished in your mind & the minds of your children, grandchildren & great grand children too. What an extradorinary gift he leave with all of you. Be strong. Much love, cousins PJ & Paul

Jean & Jack Graf - May 29, 2011

Dear Arlene and Family.
We were so sorry to learn of Wally’s passing. He was a treasured friend and an esteemed member of our Class of ’42 at LHS.
Our most sincere condolenses and prayers from your lifelong friends.

Linda and Hank Wallinger - May 23, 2011

Arlene and Family, We were sad to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you and your family.

Paula Crane Mayers - May 18, 2011

Arlene, Karel, Dudley & David, We are saddened to hear of Wally’s passing and we are sending our sincere sympathies to you all. We are sure Wally met his end compassionately & with God. The Crane Cousins

Joseph A Kappes - May 18, 2011

Dear Arlene & Family; the 4 years I worked for and with Wally in Quality at Defiance CFD, were the best 4 of my GM career. He was a gentleman of the highest caliber and his stories of his previous GM experiences at Rochester and others were quite an education for me. My heart goes out to you. Arlene, I hope you remember me. My wife Phyllis passed away 6 years ago, so I have a great feeling of understanding for you at this time. Love, Joe

Paul Murcko - May 18, 2011

I worked for this man in the 70’s. He was an old style supervisor who treated his employees fairly and justly. He simply required you to do a fair day’s work for a fair day’s wages. We respectfully refered to him as “Wally” in those days. It sounds like he enjoyed his later years. Good for him. HIs family can be proud of him because he is fondly remembered as a good man.

Carol McDaniel - May 18, 2011

Dear Karel, so sorry to hear about your father.

Rita Reed Faidley - May 17, 2011

Karel, so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. I didn’t know him, but know that you were a close family and that you’ll miss him very much.
God bless you and Jim and all your family.

Nicole Jones - May 17, 2011

Arlene and family, we are truly sadden by the passing of Wally. The kids loved him so much and were always excited to see him when he went outside. We saw what we thought was PT over last week and hoped it ment he was on his way home. Every time the kids saw him on the golf cart or just sitting outside, they would always run in yelling with excitement that he made it outside. He will be truly missed by our family. You are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.

Dave Monroe - May 17, 2011

Dud, Karel and Dave, I was really sadden by the news of the passing of your Dad. I remember him most as an avid golfer and a very good father. I always enjoyed him when he was around. High School days were good memories in Defiance and so were all of you, your Mom and Dad. I think of him as one of the good guys in my life. He will be missed by all of us. I know this time is very hard on all of you and I will be saying prayers for him and for you. Love you guys, Dave Monroe