James M. King of Leasburg, Missouri was born Thursday August 5, 1937 to Douglas Sr. and Rosa (nee Edgars) King and passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the age of 82 years.
James married Sue King on June 30, 1961 in Leasburg, Missouri.
James was saved at a young age, he loved the Lord and was very active throughout the years at First Southern Baptist Church in Leasburg, Missouri serving the Lord in many ways.
He enjoyed being outside, cutting grass, gardening and taking care of his yard. Feeding the deer, birds and squirrels brought him hours of enjoyment.
Prior to Sue’s passing, they had shared 57 years of marriage.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Sr. and Rosa King; two brothers, Sylvia and Buster King; one sister, Lorene Brush.
He is survived by one son, Terry and wife Sherry King of Leasburg, Missouri; one daughter, Brenda and husband Steve Stephens of Leasburg, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Josh Brooks of Bourbon, Missouri, Stacey and husband Robert Payne of Kirksville, Missouri, Jamie and husband Bobby Allen of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, David King of the United States Army and Carrie and husband Wade Lickteig of O’Fallon, Missouri; eight great grandchildren, Brady, Nevaeh, Carter, Noah, Connor, Logan, Emmett and Josephine; two step great grandsons, Robby and Andy; brothers and sisters, Douglas King Jr. of St. James, Missouri, Rosalea Gormley of Richland, Missouri, Ralph and wife Debbie King of Leasburg, Missouri, Virginia Farris of Cuba, Missouri, Wayne King of Potosi, Missouri and Leon and Pat King of Sullivan, Missouri; one sister in-law, Phyllis Woods of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Leasburg, Missouri.
Celebration of Life funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Leasburg, Missouri with Pastor Terry King officiating.
Interment and prayers followed at the Crossroads Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.