George C. Killinger, 68, of Seville, died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness. He was born November 14, 1944 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Russell and Dora (Davidson) Killinger and had lived in Seville for the past eight years.
George graduated from Wadsworth High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He married Pam Clary on November 9, 1974, she survives.
He retired from Sealy Mattress Co. after 23 years of service and was currently working as a security guard for First Energy Corp. in Wadsworth.
George was a loving and devoted family man and was dedicated to raising his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing his guitar and was a member of Country Connection, Slow Coach, Peachtree Creek and Spectrum bands. He was also an avid Cleveland Indians and Elvis fan.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Chrystal (Chris) Young of Azle, Texas; and son, Christopher (Tiffany) Killinger of Marshallville; grandchildren, Kendra, Kelcey, Corey and Gracyn; sisters, Dorothy Bailey of California and Betty Schaulis of Wadsworth; brother, Frank (Beverly) Killinger of Rittman; and mother-in-law, Sarah Clary of Seville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Russ Killinger, Jr.
Service will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman with Reverend Charles R. Kaliszewski officiating. Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the funeral home.
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