Raymond Eugene King of Phoenix Arizona, passed away peacefully at his home in Phoenix ,AZ February 8th 2013. He was born October 22nd,1939 in Iowa City, Iowa to Frank Frederick and Opal Darlene (Hoops) King. He grew up in Colorado ,later moving to Bedford, Iowa where he graduated with the class of 1958 at Bedford Community High School. He served with the 101st Airborne in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After being discharged, he worked at jobs in Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, And lastly,Arizona.Ray (Gene as called by many family members) is survived by his wife of 22years, Donna, daughter from former marriage,Kimberly Allen, granddaughter Breanna, and great granddaughter, Lillianne, his mother Opal King, brothers David and Frank, and sister, Julia. He was preceded in death by his father Frank, 2 nephews, one niece, and sister in-law,Donna.Ray had a love for the outdoors-especially fishing.He, along with family and friends, tried his luck in many waters, in several states, usually with good results. He had a special bond with his faithful dog, Poncho and they were rarely seen apart. A litter of rescued kittens provided companionship and enjoyment in his declining years. He will be sadly missed by all- his smile, his sense of humor, his love for family and friends. He is “GONE FISHING” with Dad and Poncho.
Memorial Service with Military Honors
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Best Funeral Services, Inc.
501 East Dunlap Avenue