James William King of Leasburg, Missouri was born September 19, 1921 at Leasburg, Missouri to the union of Royal James and Irene (Nee: Ellis) King and left from this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Cuba Manor at the age of 92 years. James proudly served in the United States Army from October 1942 till October 1945. He was awarded three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and a Purple Heart. James was united in marriage to Golden Marie Richards on January 26, 1946 at Leasburg, Missouri. James worked as a Pharmacist Assistant in Cuba and in Sullivan; he retired in 1983 after thirty one years of dedicated service to the Staats Drug Company. James had been a member of Crossroads Baptist Church of Leasburg since 1933 and was the music director for the church for forty five years. James enjoyed fishing, gardening and working outdoors. After retirement James began canning and his specialty was jelly. James was a loving son, brother, husband, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle and friend of many. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. James is preceded in death by his parents Royal and Irene King, four brothers Edward King, Alvin King, Wilbur King and Gene King, four sisters Ethel and husband Robert Bodey, Viola Sappington, Alma Woods and Marie Adams, two brothers-in-law Maurice Ray and Chuck Schaffer and other relatives and friends. Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy is his loving wife of nearly sixty eight years Golden Marie King of Cuba formerly of Leasburg, one brother Clarence "Pete" and wife Dorothy King of Sullivan, two sisters Alice Ray of Fenton and Betty Schaffer of Sappington, Missouri, four sisters-in-law Joyce King of Sullivan, Ina King of Wentzville, Irene King of Cuba and Norma King of Bourbon, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, January 10, 2014 from 9:00 till 11:00 AM at the Crossroads Baptist Church, 5958 Hwy H, Leasburg, Missouri. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Crossroads Baptist Church with Mike King officiating. Special music will be Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. Interment and prayers will follow at the Crossroads Cemetery with full military honors. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the King family.
Friday, January 10th, 2014 9:00am - 11:00am, Crossroads Baptist Church
Friday, January 10th, 2014 11:00am, Crossroads Baptist Church