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Henry King

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

SIKESTON - Henry King Jr., 75, died Dec. 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.

Born May 19, 1927, in Grenada, Miss., son of the late Henry and Hazel Smith King Sr., he attended Portageville High School and mechanic school in Dallas, Texas. He was a head mechanic for the JC Penney Auto Center for seven years, worked on the railroad for many years and was a school bus driver for the Sikeston R-6 School District for 20 years before retiring. A member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, he was a newspaper carrier for the Standard Democrat.

On Jan. 24, 1984, in Sikeston, he married Pamelia Robinson who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Linda James King of Highpoint, N.C., and Marvin and Carolyn King of St. Louis; one stepdaughter, Carrie Moore of the home; five stepsons and two daughters-in-law, James and Della Oliver, Eddie Moore, Rickey and Aretha Moore of Sikeston and Willie Moore and Jimmie Moore of Waco, Texas; two sisters, Elnora King of Cape Girardeau and Hazel Pondexter of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his former wife, Lorene King-Yarber; and 42 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny King, Eddie King and Clyde King; and three sisters, Leeflora McGee, Leona Egson and Mary King.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until service time at noon at West End Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Flem E. Bronner Sr. will officiate.

Burial will follow in Sunset of Memories Cemetery.

Williams-Farr and Purnell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.