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William Ernest Killen, Jr.

Died: Mon., Jul. 21, 2014


Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
Location: Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
Location: Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home

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William “Ernie” Killen, Jr. passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Erwin Healthcare Center. He was born August 4, 1937 in Limestone, TN to the late William and Louise Balle Killen. Although he was a native of Limestone, he lived in the area of Johnson City for most of his life.

William graduated from Washington College Academy and went on to receive a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from ETSU. He served 8 years in the Army and achieved the rank of Captain. William was Christian. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, baseball, listening to Gospel music and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, R.A. and Nita Balle; brother, Roger Killen; and sister, Patsy Elliott.

Survivors include his wife, Linda E. Killen; daughter, Jennifer and husband, Robert Riggs; son, Jesse Eller and wife, Anita; grandchildren, Hannah and Hayden Eller and Dalton Riggs; sisters-in law, Linda W. Killen, Rhoda Reeme, Virginia Hughes and Carolyn Shelley; brother-in-law, Billy Townsend and wife, Reba; niece, Angel and husband, Joe Folk; nephew, Brian Killen; special sister-in-law, Mary Mosley; special niece, Denise Matthews; and many other family members.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Erwin Healthcare Center, especially the director of nursing and special friend, Brenda “Susie” Hutchings, for all of their loving care.

The funeral service for William “Ernie” Killen will be held at Snyder's Memorial Gardens on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. The receiving of friends will follow the service. Pastor Tim Carlson and Pastor Gene Cornett will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice. 

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ron chesney
   Posted Wed July 23, 2014
I knew Jr. in the 70's and I can tell you he was a cool nice guy. Johnson city just lost a great guy. My sympathy's to his family.
ron chesney

Tammy Snodgrass Smith
   Posted Wed July 23, 2014
Linda, Jennifer and Jesse,

I am thinking about you and lifting you up during this difficult time. I have fond memories ....With a heavy heart...Tam

wendy hughes
   Posted Thu July 24, 2014
The Hughes family wishes to express our deepest sympathy to the Killen family. Bob, Helen, Dawn, Wendy, Paige.

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