Born Oct. 20, 1919, in Piggott, Ark., son of the late Walter and Alaska King, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Philipines, and received two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque. He was employed at Federal Mogul, a farmer, and a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church in Campbell.
On Jan. 26, 1947, in Dexter, Mo., he married Wanda Loveta Loafman, who survives.
Survivors also include one daughter, Debbie McKuin, of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Ruth Acord, of San Diego, Calif., Lucille Loafman, of Malden, Mo., and Rosemary Sellers, of Caruthersville, Mo.; two brothers, James King, of Campbell and Cloyce King, of Bernie and two grandsons, Derek and Chad McKuin, both of Poplar Bluff.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 17, at the Landess Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow at the Bethany Cemetery.