He was born March 23, 1927, in Clay County, as the son of Albert R. and Olyn M. Jenkins Killion.
He had worked for the B&O Railroad until World War II, when he served in the U.S. Navy until his Honorable Discharge in 1946.
Following his military service, he worked as a tool and die maker. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W., and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and hunting.
He married Lily "Bell" Isabell Mustard July 4, 1987.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Anna May in infancy, Ruth Killion Roach, and Alice Killion, and brothers Roscoe Killion and Harold Killion.
He is survived by his wife Bell Killion, daughters Debra Akers, Vicki Williams, Coleen Thompson (John), Renee Zukokas, and Shannon Pope, son Kelly Pope (Kari), 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and sister Christine Clark (John).
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Wednesday, with Pastor Tim Russell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, Ind., 46204.
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