Nelson E. Kline Sr., 71

JULY 7, 1941-APRIL 10, 2013

April 11, 2013
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Nelson Eugene Kline Sr., 71, of Clear Spring, Md., formerly of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at his home.

He was born July 7, 1941, in Hagerstown, and was the son of the late Calvin T. and Mary L. Toms Kline of Hagerstown.

He was a 1959 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He was employed by CSX Railroad, and was a member of UTU Local 631.

He was a member of Broadfording Bible Brethren Church.

He is survived by his wife, Rita F. Kline of Clear Spring; five sons, Robin L. Smith and Preston W. Smith, both of Hagerstown, David A. Smith of Hancock, Md., Robert T. Smith of Greencastle, Pa., and Nelson E. Kline Jr. of Williamsport, Md.; three daughters, Lori A. Pettner and Julie A. Bywaters, both of Hagerstown, and Linda S. Capotosti of Clear Spring; stepchildren, James, Jeffery and Paul Horning of Hagerstown, and Sam Horning of Hedgesville, W.Va.; a brother, Wayne M. Kline Sr. of Boonsboro, Md.; two aunts, Jane Knode and Carrie Bates; other aunts and uncles; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Tessa Buchanan; and a lifelong friend, Roger Hecker of Hagerstown.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Julia G. "Sue" Kline; and brothers, Paul R. Kline, Ronald W. Kline and H. Allen Kline. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13535 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown. The Rev. William H. Freed will officiate. Burial will be in Broadfording Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, and at the church one hour prior to the service.

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