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Cline King

Cline King, 85, of Carey, passed away peacefully at 10:18 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay surrounded by family.
On March 21, 1936, Cline was born in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Tollie and Eunice (Blevins) King, which explains his love of the Kentucky Wildcats.
One fateful day uptown in Carey, Cline caught the eye of a young lady, Emma Jean Roberts. He invited her to share a root beer at Hank’s Root Beer Stand and three months later they were married, on June 30, 1958. They spent the next 62 years together. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2021.
Cline was a wonderful provider for his family. He spent most of his working years as a mason tender at Union Carbide in Fostoria, but also found side jobs to help nurture his seven children. He was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed doing “fixer upper” things around his home and for others.
Cline, the consummate jokester, had the ability to keep one on their toes with quick wit, no matter how corny it was. He had a true compassion for others, always looking to help others and make someone smile. The neighborhood kids all knew him as grandpa.
In his younger days, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved family vacations back to his Kentucky roots. Having family picnics and taking nature walks in the Kentucky hills gave him great joy. He loved his family and always put them first.
He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his children, Beverly Kleman of Carey, Cline “Bub” King of Upper Sandusky, Johnny King, Randy King and Daniel King, all of Carey, Michael (Kelli) King of Findlay and Wanda (Brian) Woldrich of Carey; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Myrtle Faye Dyer of Carey; many nieces and nephews; and three special cats, Angus, Bing and Malcolm.
Including his parents and wife, Cline was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brandie King and Michael King; two sons-in-law, Louis Kleman and Michael Dible; and four siblings, Everett King, Earl King, Clyde King and Betty Kimbler.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey. Services honoring Cline’s life will also be held there at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, with the Rev. Bill Mahan officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carey Food Pantry and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
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