NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Harry J. King, 85, of Newcomerstown, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia.
A son of the late Harry and Artha (Wiandt) King, Harry was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Newcomerstown.
Harry enjoyed waking up and spending every morning with his friends at either Cy Young Bowling Alley or at the local McDonalds. In his free time, he enjoyed tending to his garden and fishing with his close friends in Canada, South Carolina, and New York.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia King, whom he married on Sept. 23, 1950; one son, Terry (Vanessa) King of Coshocton; two daughters, Vicki King of New Philadelphia and Gina (Roger) Bond of Newcomerstown; a former daughter-in-law, Betsy Wise; daughter-in-law, Beulah King; grandchildren, Clinton (Julie), Nathan (Amanda), Zachary, Chelcie, Courtney, and Seth King, Robb Bond, Kacy (Mike) Pachuta, and Stacy Ross; great-grandchildren, Austin, Emmy and Wesley King, Rylynn and Gage Ross, and Remington Pachuta; one step-grandson; two step-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kitten Crater; many nieces and nephews; his fishing buddies, Tob and Harry; and his coffee buddies at Cy Young Lanes.
Being the last of his generation, Harry was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Craig King; one grandson, Adrian King; siblings, Jessie Mulheim, Artha Kenney, Minnie Cordrey, Mary Casteel, Jean Davis, and John King; and one brother-in-law, Gerald Crater.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or services, and cremation will take place through the care of Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory in New Philadelphia.
Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Harry by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com.
Memorial contributions in Harry's memory may be directed to the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.