Billy E. Kline, 78, North Manchester, died at 3:38 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born March 18, 1938 in Wabash, IN to Everett & Grace (Maidford) Kline.
Billy retired as a foreman from the Wabash County Highway Department. He attended Silver Creek Church of God, Silver Lake. He loved horses, motorcycles and small engine repair. He was a woodworking hobbyist and loved his dogs, camping, fishing and the outdoors. He was an avid coffee lover, he liked his black!
He is survived by his sons, Michael Kline, North Manchester, and Billy (Julie) Kline, Warsaw; daughters, Vicki Hohos, Crown Pointe, Karen (Greg) Brown, Rochester, Cammy Whitaker, Warsaw, Becky (Brian) Laupp, Walton, KY and Tracy Trout, North Manchester; brother, Don (Suzi) Kline, North Manchester; sisters, Marilyn (Larry) Vetor, North Manchester,and Helen Jackson, Servia; twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and 10 extended family members.
One sister, Carolyn Helton, is deceased.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Rev. Andrew Morton will officiate. Burial will be in South Pleasant Cemetery, Silver Lake.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Billy E. Kline, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children’s Hospital, c/o Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 West Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or Villalobos Rescue Center, PO Box 771127, New Orleans, LA 70177.