SIKESTON - L.E. King, 82, died June 2, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center.
Born Dec. 27, 1921, in Searcy, Ark., son of the late Homer Lee and Blanche Anne Pate King Sr., he was a farmer for many years before retiring. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston and the First Baptist Church in Canalou.
On Sept. 21, 1940, in Blytheville, Ark., he married Lillian Martha Harder who preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2001.
Survivors include: four sons, Billy Wayne King, Lee Roy "Pete" King, Jackie Lynn King and Robert Lee King of Sikeston; four daughters-in-law, Virginia, Mai, Janet and Janie King of Sikeston; two brothers, Homer Lee King Jr. of Morley and Walter King of Sikeston; one sister, Hope Young of Blytheville; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Jimmie Sutton of Morehouse.
Also preceding him in death were an infant daughter; one brother, Harold King; and two sisters, Bobbie White and Sybil Bogle.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Graveside services with military rites are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with the Rev. Scott Sutton officiating.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Greg King, Jeff King, Chad King, Chuck King, Jason King, Nathen King and Sam King.
may be sent to the
America Cancer Society
P.O. Box 343
Sikeston, MO 63801