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William R. King

William R. King of Granville died November 16, 2015, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center, Newark. He was born March 3, 1937, the oldest child and only son of Samuel Walter and Mary Elizabeth Gesalman King.

He attended schools in Oil City, Pa., and was graduated from Oil City Senior High School. He participated in the General Motors College Quiz where he won a full paid scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University.

On June 13, 1959, he married Judith D. Etzel, daughter of Earl and Pauline Etzel of Pinoak, Pa. She survives as well as their three children, Kristen Lisa of Festus, Mo., Steven Andrew of Holland, Ohio and William Ryan of Georgetown, TX; grandchildren, Toni, Pauline, Caleb, Tiffany, Ryan and Samantha; great granddaughters, Ziva and Abgail McLain; his sisters, Nancy (David) McLaughlin and Helen (Gary) Howell; and several nieces and nephews.

When he moved to Toledo, he became interested in glass blowing. He studied and learned to produce beautiful glass works of art. He derived great pleasure from his hobby in his little shop and pushed himself to create innovative new designs.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the memorial services celebrating his life at 11 a.m., on Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Outville Presbyterian Church, 6463 Outville Rd. S.W., Pataskala, 43062, with his pastor, the Rev. M. Steven Merold as celebrant.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be directed to the Outville Presbyterian Church, 6463 Outville Rd. S.W., Pataskala, OH 43062.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for William and his family.

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