Mr. William Eugene Cline, 99, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. Cline was born May 8, 1919 in Alexander County, the son of the late Moses Uriah Cline and Naomi Ruth Austin Cline.
He was a US Army veteran, who had served during WWII. He had worked as an industrial machinist for over 58 years and retired in 2009 at the age of 90 after working over 33 years with Whiteside Machine and Repair, which he considered his second family. He was a member of Friendship Lutheran Church, where he served as a former councilman and church treasurer. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing and baking lemon pies. He also was a member of American Legion Post 48, the Adult Sunday School Class and a member of the Social Ministry Committee.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife who he married on July 27, 1946, Freida Deal Cline; sisters, Lenabelle Cline Simmons and husband, Dewey, Willie Cline Hood and husband, Warren; brothers, Bobby Cline and wife, Ruby, Larry Cline, Leonard Cline and wife, Ruth, Conley Cline; brother-in-law, GP Deal, Paul Hefner.
Those left to cherish his memory include: a son, Wade J. Cline and wife, Debbie of Conover; two grandchildren, Dana Cline Killian, Wendy Renee Cline; two great-grandchildren, Gavin Alan Killian, Brianna Ellen Killian; sisters, Violet Cline Deal of Hickory, Patricia Cline Hefner of Taylorsville, Carolyn Cline Hines and husband, David, of Taylorsville; brothers, Luther Cline and wife, Margery, of Taylorsville, Fred Cline and wife, Helen, of Asheville; sisters-in-law, Shirley Cline of Conover; special caregivers, Katelyn Windsor, Kisha Rector, Mary Griffith, Sandra Austin, Sarah Embler, Jeannie Godfrey, Ruth Holt and Elizabeth Mullinax; and a large number of nieces and nephews
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Friendship Lutheran Church. Pastor Carol Yeager and Pastor Greg Yeager will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2018 at Friendship Lutheran Church.
Pallbearers include: Roger Deal, Dane Cline, Bryan Hood, Terry Hefner, Rodney Cline and Lee Simmons. Honorary pallbearers include: Adult Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be sent to: Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681 or Family Life Center of Friendship Lutheran Church, 5300 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be made to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and cremation services is honored to be serving the Cline Family.