DEXTER -- Rev. Therman Lee King, 81, died Nov. 3, 2005, at his home.
Born Aug. 4, 1924, at Swinton, son of the late Herman and Edith Proffer King, he had served as a pastor for 47 years, the past 20 years as pastor for the Faith General Baptist Church in Morehouse. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Okinawa during World War II and received the Purple Heart. He had worked as a farmer, business owner and had been a member of the ASCS County Committee.
On March 6, 1947, at Bloomfield, he married Norma Jean Cooper who survives of the home.
Survivors also include: two sons, Dennis L. King of Fisk and Randy Lee King of Park Hills; nine daughters, Betty Jean Metcalf of Bloomfield, Bonnie Lockhart of Cape Girardeau, Cathy Jo O'Neal of Prairieville, La., Connie Hattaway of Alexandria, La., Rebecca Maddox of Clarkton, Rhonda Cooper of Springfield and Regina Mick, Robyn Berry and Tanya King of Dexter; three brothers, Blanton King and Nerman King of Bloomfield and Michael King of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Oma Cagle of Advance, Wilda Mae Armes of Bloomfield and Velma Reinisch of Dexter; and 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Herbert King.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jerry Cooper officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery near Bloomfield with full military honors.