Francis E. “Buddy” Kille, age 66, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016, at his home. He was born March 15, 1950 in Radcliff, Ohio to the late Francis P. Kille and Virginia E. Sizemore Faulk Kille. Buddy was a truck driver who was a former employee of Davis Trucking, McArthur Trucking and Huntley Trucking. He was of the Mormon faith and was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Buddy was a member of the National Rifle Association and an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, taking care of his animals and doing carpentry work, but most of his enjoyment came from spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Buddy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Vickie G. Poetker Kille; children, Donald Francis Kille (Melissa) of Patriot, Vicki Ann “Cissy” Pariseau (Ethan) of Jackson and Deanna Kille (Jeff Rupe) of Gallipolis; nine grandchildren, Alexia Combs, Alexis Pariseau, Destiny Kille, Bailey Jacobs-Johnson, Aiden Kille, Sheylan Jacobs-Johnson, Sariah Pariseau, Nephi Pariseau and Isabella Rupe; brother, David Kille of Wellston, along with his loving Edgewood Manor family.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Halley Jane Victoria Kille.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Jones and President Leon Flinders officiating. Burial will follow in the Puritan Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com