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George E. "Jack" King

April 10, 1927 - March 31, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, IL- George E. “Jack” King of Springfield, died at 10:15 am, Friday, March 31, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born to George and Bessie (Stevenson) King on April 10, 1927. He married Dorothy Sewell on April 17, 1948 and she survives.

Also surviving are his three daughters, Dorel M. (Thomas) Canty of Glendale, MO, Diane E. (Ed) Hall of Chesterfield, MO, and Deborah (Rick) Beck of Rochester; one daughter-in-law, Melissa King of Springfield; two sons, Doug (Diane) King of Makanda and Dennis R. King of Springfield; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are one son, Dean King; one granddaughter, April King; one sister, Elinor Eden and four step siblings.

Jack is a United States Navy Veteran serving during WWII.

Jack was a lifelong Springfield resident. Over many years he was employed at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sangamo Electric, Fiat Allis, Pillsbury Mill, and the Springfield Fire Department at Illinois State Fairgrounds. He also did tree work and was owner of the Lincoln Souvenir and Gift Shop.

He was formerly a member of Elks Lodge, Ansar Shriners, Tyrian Lodge #333, VFW, Elliott ABM Fellowship and Ducks Unlimited. Jack also enjoyed the neighborhood men’s club, Tuesday afternoon coffee club and deer camp, hunting, fishing, horseshoes, bowling, and was inducted in the Lanphier High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Memorial Gathering: 9-10:15 am, Tuesday, Aprill 11, 2017 at Elliott Avenue Baptist Church. A Masonic Service will be held at 10:15 am.

Memorial Service: 10:30 am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Elliott Avenue Baptist Church with Reverend Cana Roth and Reverend Dr. Mark Estrop officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elliott Avenue Baptist Church.

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 09:00 am - 10:15 am

A Masonic Service will be held at 10:15 am.


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Elliott Avenue Baptist Church

Address:

501 West Elliott Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

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Cemetery Information

Camp Butler National Cemetery

Address:

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Elliott Avenue Baptist Church.


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