Richard L. King

                    April 21, 1944  -  May 23, 2011

Send Flowers

Life Legacy

Richard Lee King of Knob Lick passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the age of 67 years, 1 month, and 2 days. He was born on April 21, 1944, at Knob Lick, MO, son of Thomas L. and Loretta Irene (Kinney) King. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey "Ratchet" King and his brother, Thomas Eugene King.
A 1964 graduate of Farmington High, "Kingfish", as many will remember Richard went on to be an over the road truck driver, a heavy equipment operator and a mechanic. In his younger years he was a racing enthusiast having both driven and participated in local racing events. He was an avid reader as well as a collector of John Deere and Ford memorabilia. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. He will be remembered for having a great sense of humor and for dubbing everyone with an appropriate nickname.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Linda (Henson) King, son, Edward L. (Karen) King, son, Michael John (Angie) King Tournbaugh, daughter, Robin Lee (Mrs. William) Rodgers and daughter, Angela Lee King Rose; seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Judy Martin and a brother, John King and his wife Donna and a host of extended family and friends. A special thank you is expressed to Shawn, Chrissy and Shannon, the caregivers from Preferred Hospice who were so supportive to Richard and his family.
Friends may call at Cozean Memorial Chapel from 4 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Visitation will resume Thursday from 7 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel with Chaplain Steve Stillman officiating. Interment will be at Knob Lick Cemetery in Knob Lick. Memorials may be made to Preferred Hospice. View Tribute Video and share your condolences and memories at

Send Flowers or Gifts
Send a Sympathy Card

Born: April 21, 1944

Death: May 23, 2011

This memorial provided by: