William J. King, 87

OSWEGO, NY – William J. King, 87, of Mexico passed away Monday afternoon March 3, 2014, at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.

He was born in Oswego and was the son of the late Frank and Helen St. John King.

Mr. King started his career as an insurance and real estate professional.

He went on to become a successful home builder and property developer.

He was a veteran of the US Army and served in the Philippines during World War II.

Mr. King is survived by one son, Frank F. King of Oswego; two sisters, Barbara Bellinger of Oswego and Natalie Cochran of Philadelphia, Pa.; two grandchildren, John Sherman of Mexico and Suzanne King of Hannibal; two great-grandchildren, Aidan Sherman and Skylar Sherman.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Sherman.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Inc.