SALEM- Wayne P. King, 78, of Salem died Thursday evening, March 13, 2014 at his home.
He was born April 17, 1935 in Bradys Bend, Pa., a son of the late James R. and Geneva (Sloan) King. Wayne graduated from Karns City High School in Karns City, Pa., and received his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Carnegie Tech. He worked for Paxson Machine/Lehman Mills in Salem and retired in 2001.
Mr. King was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, a member of the Beaver Creek Sportsman Club, the American Legion Post in Sebring and a lifetime member of the 82nd Airborne Division Historical Society. He served in the U. S. Army from 1953 to1956. Wayne loved hunting, fishing, gardening and camping.
His wife, Donna L. (Duespohl) King, whom he married Dec. 28, 1957, preceded him in death on July 3, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, Greg (Roxanne) King of Salem and Eric (partner,
Alan Hersker) of Oxbow, N.Y.; his friend Barb Biggins of Salem; a sister, Carol (Dick) Vitry of Denver; three brothers, Richard (Janet) King of Apple Valley, Minn., Tom (Lillian) King of Pittsburgh and Joe (Debbie) King of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Meghan, Corey, Caitlyn and Kylie.
Besides his parents and his wife, a daughter, Denise Grimstad, preceded him in death.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Paul Catholic Church. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Bunker Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Salem Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, Canton, Ohio 44420 or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 4500 Rockside Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44131.
Wayne's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.