2011-09-08 / Obituaries

John E. Kling

Burnt Cabins, 68

John E. Kling, 68, Burnt Cabins, died unexpectedly Friday evening, August 26, 2011, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born June 11, 1943, in Dublin township, he was a son of the late Evans and Grace (Piper) Kling. He was married to the former Barbara Beaver December 5, 1971, in Mout Union. She survives at their home.

He is also survived by a son, John J. Kling, Burnt Cabins, and a grandson, Frankie Kling, also of Burnt Cabins; two brothes; Lester Kling, York, and Gerald Kling and wife Debbye, Shade Gap; a half-brother, James Piper, Blairsville, and a halfsister, Freda Welch, Knobsville.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana Shafer; and two sisters: Geraldine Strait and Genevieve Booth.

He was a member of Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having been drafted into the United States Army in 1967.

During his life he was employed as a transmission lineman. He raced super sprints at Port Royal Raceway from 1971 until 1978. He loved hunting and cutting wood.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 30, at Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap. Rev. Karey Schaffer officiated. Burial was made in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Shade Gap.

Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, was in charge of arrangements.

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