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R.D. King

December 20, 1939 May 16, 2019
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R.D. King of Coleman, MI was called to Heaven by his Lord and Savior on May 16, 2019. He is survived by the love of his life, Mary, who he was married to for 61 years and his children; Theresa Rupp (Dave), Cynthia Bradow (Brian), Joseph King (Diane), and Michael King (Tammy), grandchildren; Ben Rupp (Jane), Adam Rupp (Courtney), Katie Abshire (Justin), Andrew Rupp (Ashley), Michele See (James), Noah Bradow (Alison), Jeremiah B radow (Christina), Annika King, Aubrey King (Jake), Brandon Lepley (Angela), and Matthew Lepley (Jacy). He is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; Roscoe and Dorothy King Reynolds, his siblings; Hazel Proudly, Alfred King, Alice Orain, Anna Mae Epps, Sally Anderson, Mary Louise Tyler and John King.
R.D. was born in Lansing, MI December 20, 1939. He enlisted in the United States Air Force when he was 17 years old and proudly served his country for 8 years. He was stationed in Texas and Michigan and served as crew chief on his beloved B 52’s. He was extremely proud to be a United States Veteran and loved his country.
He married Mary Hildabridle of Lansing, MI on October 11, 1957. R.D. and May moved to Lansing after he left the service and then moved to Sanford. R.D. worked for the City of Midland at Barstow Airport and the Parks Department. He also owned and operated K & K Concessions during that time. He loved to sell popcorn, cotton candy, BIG snow cones and hot dogs. He loved chatting with his customers and always served them with a smile. They raised their four children at their home in Sanford.
He retired after a life time of hard work and they traveled for several years spending their winters in Texas and summers in Michigan. They enjoyed friends, going to Mexico, biking, square dancing and he also attended college classes.
They returned to Michigan after their travels and settled in Coleman. R.D. was a faithful servant of Christ and would talk about his faith in Jesus. He loved people and loved to talk and never met a stranger. He always had a ready smile, laugh or story. You could often find him fishing with his sons and grandchildren. He loved being outside where he could be seen walking with his dog. He taught numerous kids to whistle. He loved working in his yard which actually looked like a park and tending his fish in the Koi pond.
Our hearts are breaking that he is no longer with us and we will miss him dearly. He was a loving husband, father, sibling, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, uncle and friend. We take comfort in the fact that he is no longer suffering and is with Jesus where he longed to be and where we will see him again.
His Christian funeral service will be held on May 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 907 Mattes Dr. Midland, MI 48642 with Pastor John Seifert officiating. Visitation will take place on May 21, 2019 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. Graveside military burial rites will take place on May 21, 2019 at Midland Memorial Gardens, 565 N. Meridian Rd., Midland, following a luncheon after the service. Should family and friends desire, memorials may be sent to the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund or Heartland Hospice of Midland.


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Visitation

Tuesday

21

May

10:00 AM 5/21/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran

907 Mattes Dr
Midland, MI 48642

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran
907 Mattes Dr Midland 48642 MI
United States

Service

Tuesday

21

May

11:00 AM 5/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran

907 Mattes Dr
Midland, MI 48642

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran
907 Mattes Dr Midland 48642 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Midland Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

565 N Meridian Rd
Midland, MI 48640

565 N Meridian Rd Midland 48640 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Heartland Hospice

Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran

907 Mattes Dr
Midland, MI 48642
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