In memory of our friend,
Robert J. King, Sr. - K5IY (ex-WB5IXK)
November 19, 1930 - January 31, 2010
Houston Chronicle Obituary, February 4, 2010:
ROBERT JOHN KING passed away peacefully at his home in Houston, Texas on Sunday, the 31st of January 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 79. A long-time Houstonian, Bob was born in Chicago, IL to Lawrence Francis King and Alice Burgoyne King, on the 19th of November 1930. A veteran of the Korean War, Bob served in the U.S. Army, was awarded two Purple Hearts and was a retired entrepreneur in Houston. Bob is preceded in death by his father, his mother, and his sister Shriley and husband Nels Moe. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary, son Bob and wife Dawn King, two grandsons Drew and Bryan King, sister Jean and husband David Gibbs, sister Joyce and husband Jim Dillon, sister Linda King, sister Pat and husband Harold Stanley, sister Sandy and husband Carl Chaney, brother Larry and wife Monica King, sister Laurie and husband Jeff Jatras, sister Roberta and husband Larry Skrabanek, sister Annette and husband Richard Martinak, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who offered their love, prayers and support throughout his battle. It will never be forgotten. He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, compassion, intelligence and dry humor. He touched everyone's lives that knew him. A celebration of Bob's life is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 5th of February, in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home.
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