Ted E. Killingsworth
ROCKFORD, IL. – Ted E. Killingsworth, 91 of Rockford died Friday, July 26, 2013 in his home. Born June 28, 1922 in Ellenton, South Carolina, the son of Ted and Bertha Killingsworth the eldest of their three sons which include Leo and Alan. He was an engineering graduate at Clemson University where he was a student council president and sang in the school musicals. Ted was a captain in the Air Force during World War II serving in the Philippines. Upon discharge he attended the University of Utah Law School. After working in the patent department in Washington, DC he joined a patent law firm (Intellectual Property) in Chicago until he joined Sundstrand Corporation in 1974 as their patent council and remained there until his retirement at age 70. He loved his family and playing golf at Forest Hills Country Club. He served on committees at Court Street United Methodist Church and Wesley Willows Retirement Home.
Survivors include his wife, Jean of Rockford; children, Patrick (Patty) Killingsworth, John (Leslie) Munger, Margaret Killingsworth and Joan (Tim) Camper all of whom loved and respected him. He also leaves behind his six fabulous grandsons, Matt, Tom, Andy, Tim, Ted and Grant who adored him in return. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Leo and Alan.
Memorial service Friday, August 2, 2013 at Wesley Willows in the chapel, 4141 N. Rockton Ave. at 2 p.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Winnetka Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers memorials to Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund.