Killion, P.e., Richard Harvey

March 12, 2006

On Friday, March 10, 2006, RICHARD HARVEY KILLION, P.E., age 86, of Williamsburg, VA. Mr. Killion was born on November 22, 1919 in Vinita, OK. He was the child of Tommy Land Killion and Kenneth Amory Killion. Childhood spent in Fort Supply, OK. Graduated from Oklahoma State University. Served in World War II. Took officers training at Notre Dame and achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. Served at Little Creek amphibious base in Norfolk, VA in a beach jumpers unit. Served at the Naval Research Center in Washington, D.C. and was involved in the early development of radars. Served on the aircraft carrier USS Shanango as a communications officer. Married Doris Elizabeth Palmer on April 26, 1946. Worked in radar research and development for aeronautical and space development at Westinghouse in Baltimore, MD. Obtained certification as a Professional Electrical Engineer. Worked at the Thomas Jefferson lab in Newport News, VA where he experimented in particle acceleration as a design engineer. He has been a resident of Williamsburg, VA since 1989. Served as an active member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Member of American Legion Post 1776. Leaves to cherish his memory to his beloved wife of 60 years Doris Elizabeth Palmer Killion. Survived by his three sons. Richard Harvey Killion Jr. of Bowling Green, KY, his wife Trudi Killion. Kenneth Howard Killion of St. Louis, MO and his wife Mary Margaret Killion and William Kerry Killion of Laurens, South Carolina and his wife Georgene Whiteford Killion. He was blessed with nine grandchildren. Keri Schneider of Towson, MD, Kathryn Kvech of Phoenix, AZ, William David Killion of Vancouver, Canada, Sarah Elizabeth Killion of Belair, MD, Laura Elizabeth Long of Mauldin, SC, Taylor Hamilton Killion of Laurens, SC, Matthew Kerry Killion of Laurens, SC, Anna Louise Killion of St. Louis, MO and James Michael Killion of St. Louis, MO. Further blessings were bestowed with two great grandchildren. Audrey Anna Kvech of Pheonix, AZ and Liam David Killion of Vancouver, Canada. Memorial services will be held at Williamsburg United Methodist Church at 2 P.M. on Monday, March 13, 2006. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Nelsen Funeral Home of Williamsburg, VA, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be registered online at www.nelsenfh.com.

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