MARION, Ky. — James D. “Jim” King, age 77, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at his home under the care of his family and hospice.
He was born August 4, 1935, in Hickman, Ky., to Cleo B. and Hazel (Ray) King.
He was a retired police sergeant for the Mt. Clemens Police Department in Mt. Clemens, Mich. After his retirement, he moved to Eddyville, Ky., where he owned and operated the Twin Tiki Motel and Restaurant.
He then moved back to Mt. Clemens, Mich., before his moving to Homosassa, Fla., in 1997.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 187 in Mt. Clemens, Mich., and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a son, Cameron King, in 1979; a granddaughter, Andrea Kay LeFan, in 2006; and a sister, Dorothy Sue Curry, in 2011.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jean Boyer King of Homosassa, Fla.; one son, Bradford J. King (Mary Jane) of Harrison Township, Mich.; two daughters, Jamie King (Dennis LeFan) and Tracy King-Bennett (Eddie) from Marion, Ky. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Christin Burton, Ryan King, Blair Bennett-Travis, Jay Bennett and Alison LeFan; and six great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his loving canine companion, Jilly-Bean.
Strickland Funeral Home in Crystal River, Fla., assisted the family with arrangements locally.
The family welcomes you to join them for a very casual celebration of his life at the home of Eddie and Tracy Bennett, 1605 State Route 295, Marion, Ky., 42064 on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m.
There will also be a graveside service at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Mt. Clemens, MI.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations may be made in Jim’s name to: The Andrea Kay LeFan True Artist Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Fredonia Valley Bank, P.O. Box 625, Eddyville, KY 42038.