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Olen Eugene Kline

August 24, 1934 ~ October 30, 2022 (age 88)


Mr. Olen Eugene Kline, 88, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022 at his home in Grand Rivers.  He was born in Crabbottom, Virginia on August 24, 1934.
Olen enjoyed being a father, his family, farming, and the outdoors. He was a retired United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He drove a Lewis County school bus for 17 years, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  For more than 30 years he owned a farm on Jesse’s Run.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Charlotte P.  Kline; daughters Charlanna Jane Laws (Jack) of Grand Rivers and Dr. Neva Spencer Coakley (John) of Wichita, KS; son, Olen Kline of Fairfax, VA; sisters Barbara Nelson Ahl; Diane Nelson Collins; Linda Kline Arbogast; Rita Kline Sculthrope; Cindy Kline Barkley; brothers Mike Kline and Jeff Kline; eight grandchildren, Olen Ronald Kline, David Eugene Kline, Randall Bennett Kline, Jason Curtis Shock, Jared Christopher Shock, Alexandra Lindsey, India Spencer, and Hayley Spencer; and 11 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, Ellis Eugene Kline; parents, Hobert Olen and Neva Virginia Nelson; grandparents that raised him, Ellis and Peachie Bennett; and one brother, Robert Shannon Kline.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Friendship Baptist Church in Smithland. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Officiating will be Dr. Ken Riggins and Rev. Rex Jones. 
Services under the direction of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services.
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Funeral Service
November 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Friendship Baptist Church (Smithland)

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