Joseph S. "Joe" King, 63, of Vermilion, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Oak Hills Nursing Center, Lorain.
He was born July 10, 1944, in Norwalk and lived most of his life in Vermilion. He worked as a machine operator/supervisor for Nordson Corp. for 38 years. He was also a grape farmer and was the largest grape producer in Ohio for Welch's.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion, National Grape Co-op and International Association of Machinists.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Joan (Hamman) King; sons, Jeffrey King of Vermilion and Joel (Lisa) King of Strongsville; daughters, Jacquelyn Freeman of Vermilion and Julie King of Vermilion; grandchildren, Joseph Freeman, Pauly Freeman, Callie King, Paige King, Brenna King and Valerie Mankin.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Stephen and Mary (Lezak) King.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, with a Christian wake service at 3:30 p.m. Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange St., Vermilion; the Rev. Jim Holmer, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary School Endowment Fund, 731 Exchange St., Vermilion, OH 44089.
Condolences may be sent at riddlefuneralhome.com.