William Donald “Don” King of Sullivan, Missouri was born July 16, 1933 in Sullivan, Missouri to James Benjamin and Laura Leyette (Mason) King and passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the age of 88 years.
Don served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
He married Elsie Louise Eaton on October 10, 1959.
Don’s adult life was spent successfully self-employed in the Commercial Construction Industry.
At the age of 75, Don had a near death experience with lung cancer and he decided to dedicate his life to the Lord. Every opportunity he received, he would testify to others and share his story of his relationship with the Lord. Don was a member of the Sullivan Family Worship Center and rarely missed a service. Don was a very proud man and a great story teller. He loved telling stories of his time in the war and of his life in general.
A few of his favorite past times were spent around the Goldfish Pond in the backyard, fishing, collecting Star Wars memorabilia and old model cars and trucks.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Michael King; parents, James and Laura King; three brothers, James, Kermit and Robert King; and two sisters, Carol Busch and Orpha Marie Roberts.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie King of Sullivan, Missouri; five children, Patricia Jones and husband Darrell of Eminence, Missouri, Donald King Jr. of Bourbon, Missouri, Bobby King and wife Donna, Jimmy King and wife Lana, and Danny King and wife Tammy, all of Sullivan, Missouri; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Lonetta Garner of Sullivan, Missouri; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Cremation arrangements have taken place.
A private graveside memorial service will be held in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Sullivan, with Pastor Darrell Jones officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Sullivan Family Worship Center in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.