Bay City, Michigan
Billy, age 76 passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, February 13, 2014. He was born April 12, 1937 in Gladwin. Bill married his loving-supportive wife, Diane Endline-King on November 17, 1995 and she survives him. He previously enjoyed camping, picnics, fishing with his children, refinishing furniture, working outside, playing cribbage and various card games. Bill retired from Bay City Chevrolet in 1991. He was known for his great sense of humor and quick wit.
He is survived by his children: Debra (Norio) Nishiguchi, Kathy (Rick) Ferrer, Larry, Diane (Rich) Frost, Sherri Delgado, Dawn Webster, Mary Endline and Sarah (fiancé, Jean-Luc Meg) Endline, twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a half sister, Shirley (Fran) Diederich, and step-sister, Carol (Colin) Rumsey. He is also survived by Wirsing in-laws and cousins, various family members and friends. Bill was predeceased by wife Dorothy of 39 years, parents George King and Maria Gekler, twin brother Benny along with three more brothers David, John and Ross Rayner.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Church. Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and private interment will be held in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. A Parish Vigil will be held Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Bill are encouraged to consider a memorial to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry or the Bill King Grandchildren College Fund.