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1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
GEORGE KLINE SR. Deacon George Benjamin Kline Sr., of Las Vegas, was called from labor to rest May 7, 2014. He was born April 26, 1925, to the late Reverend Harrison and Mrs. Lillie Mae (nee Martin) Kline of Tallulah, La. Early in his youth he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and savior of his life that relationship continued and grew. He later married a beautiful Godly woman, Ms. Minnie Lee Cannon, and they began a picturesque walk in life with Christ. George served in the U.S. Armed Forces. To this union, 10 children were born, four in Tallulah and six in Las Vegas. While in Tallulah, they started two businesses, a dry cleaner and grocery store. George later moved his family to Las Vegas, where they later united with Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Earl C. Kline. They started Kline's Concrete, Kline Builders and Kline's Rentals. Mr. Kline was the first black American to be appointed to the State of Nevada Contractors Board. Union member of local 797, later in life Deacon Kline was a now a proud member of the Victory Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Robert E Fowler Sr. There, he became a Christian counselor and a mentor to many. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Harrison and Mrs. Lillie Mae (nee Martin) Kline; wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee (nee Cannon) Kline; son, Gary Theodore Kline; brother, Reverend Earl C. Kline; sister, Mrs. Lunita (nee Kline) Bonner. He is survived by six sons, Harrison Kline III (Brenda) of Portland, Ore., George B. Kline of Las Vegas, Joseph V. Kline (Cheree) of Salem, Ore., Albert L. Kline, Gabriel Kline (Evelyn) and Ronald K. Kline (Ana), all of Las Vegas; two daughters, Shirley L. (Kline) Cannon (Louis) of Murrieta, Calif. and Janice L Kline of Reno; brothers-in-law, Raymond Cannon and Michael L. Cannon; sisters-in-law, Estella Kline and Ester May; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends. George Kline will be missed greatly but we all know that we will all be united one day when we see Jesus the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Viewing will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, at Victory Missionary Baptist Church, 500 W. Adams Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106.
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