Bernard L. King, 73, Williamstown, formerly Calhoun

Bernard L. King, 73, of Williamstown passed away Oct. 27, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1932, in Calhoun County, a son of the late Lee King and Edith Reip King Nelson.

Bernard was retired from Elkem Metals after 23 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War with the rank of staff sergeant; was a member of the American Legion Post 15; a former member of the Masonic Lodge; and was Protestant by faith. Bernard enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Geraldine Lawson King of Williamstown; his daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Tom Brown of Hurricane; his grandchildren, Kristen and Ryan Brown of Hurricane; five sisters, Betty Howell of Louisville, Ky., Connie Moore of Pennsboro, Kinda Dameron of Belpre, Patty Daggett of Lubeck and Mary Lou Tallerico of Pennsylvania; three brothers, Terry and Gale King of Pennsboro and Paul King of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Clark and Rachel Kravetc; and one brother, Jerry King.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with the Rev. Robert Lawson officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery with full military rites by American Legion Post 15.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.