Mr. King worked in civil service at Scott Air Force Base in the transportation department. He was a member and a Deacon of First Baptist Church of Belleville for over 60 years. He was a member of the Belleville Senior Citizens, loved dancing, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Lyna Eva, nee Hawkins, King whom he married on April 28, 1946 and who died on August 21, 2009; a son, Clifford C. King who died on June 15, 1965; and his parents John King and Hazel Mildred, nee Turner, King.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandra C. (Mark) Stein of Smithton, IL;
two sons, Howard T. King of Longmont, Colorado, and Rick (Suzie) King of Glen Carbon, IL;
six grandchildren, Tyler (Leia) Stein of Smithton, IL, Ericka Stein of O’Fallon, IL, Angela Stein of Belleville, IL, Nichole (Rylan) Mitchell of Los Angeles, CA,Ellie King of Longmont, Colorado, and Zachary King of Longmont, Colorado;
five great-grandchildren, Jackson Stein, Autumn and Sky Laghaifarimani, Davie Sutherland and Tyler Lanter.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Rick Koonce officiating.
Burial with military honors will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.