Douglas Scott King Jr. of St. James, Missouri was born on Monday, June 20, 1927 in Butts, Missouri to Douglas Scott Sr. and Rosa Belle (Eggers) King and passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at the age of 93 years, 3 months and 2 days.
Doug served our country honorably in the United States Army where he served in both World War II and was a Prisoner of War in the Korean War.
He married Cleo D. Halbert on July 21, 1951 in Salem, Arkansas.
He worked for Rock Hill and Fred Weber Construction until he retired in 1984. He was a member of the American Legion in Eureka, Missouri, VFW Posts in Rolla, Missouri and Sullivan, Missouri, Eagles Club and Elks Club.
Doug loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing cards, going dancing on Friday nights and farming. He loved to joke. He taught many life lessons in unusual ways.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas Sr. and Rosa King; parents-in-law, Dora and Warfel (Singleton) Halbert; wife, Cleo King; brothers, Sylvia King and Buster King; sister, Lorraine (Don) Brush; brothers-in-law Albert( (Erma) Halbert, Ben Farris, Rev. Arthur Gormley and James (Sue) King; and sister-in-law, Esther (Tom) Donal.
He is survived by his children, Joe (Marge) King of Memphis, Tennessee, Jim (Donna) King of Doolittle, Missouri, Linda (Kevin) Dykes and Jeffrey King (Margie Patterson), all of Sullivan, Missouri; foster son, Mark (Jacki) Langworthy of Columbia, Missouri; siblings, Rosalee Gormley of Lebanon, Missouri, Virginia Farris of Cuba, Missouri, Ralph (Debbie) King of Leasburg, Missouri, Wayne (Robin) King of Potosi, Missouri and Leon (Pat) King of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Lois King Anderson of Bolivar, Missouri and Irene Richards of Steelville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Gene Halbert of Steelville, Missouri; many grandchildren; many great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Art Gormley officiating.
Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery in Butts, Missouri with full military honors.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.