Robert Wesley King

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CUMMING, Ga. - Robert Wesley King, 84, of Cumming, Ga., and formerly of Sidney, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, Ga.

He was born on March 6, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., the son of the late William and Aurelia (Russo) King. On Sept. 30, 1950, he married Wilma Jean Custer, who preceded him in death on Sept. 26, 2013.

Bob is survived by three daughters, Joyce (Mike) Ball, Lois (Chuck) Van Karsen and Debbie (Tim) Tait; nine grandchildren, Eric (Kim) Ball, David (Kim) Ball, Amy (Joe) Amorosso, Angie (Derrick) Fair, Laurie (Andy) Zenk, Jeff (Amber) Van Karsen, Megan Van Karsen, Rachel (Jim) McCarty and Christy (Paul) Daniels: 19 great grandchildren; one brother, Jim King; and one sister, Joanne Stype.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Larry and Tom.

Bob graduated from Ohio Northern in 1950 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He retired in 1992 from Copeland Corp. having completed 25 years in research and product development.

A memorial service for Bob and Wilma will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with the Rev. Joe F. Pumphrey officiating. A private committal will be held at Lima Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the King family at the funeral home's website,
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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 29, 2013