He was the son of the late William King and the late Ruby King. He was preceded in death by his wife: Shirley Ann King; one son: Ricky Lee King; two sisters: Mae Valdez and Mary Lou Barnes; and three brothers; Clay King, Woodrow King, and James Thomas King.
He is survived by one daughter: Diann Phelps of Benton; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home in Benton, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 29. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m., Oct. 30. Interment will be at Dees Cemetery, Calvert City.