Marvin L. King, age 88, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
Marvin was born March 4, 1924, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Sidney and Alma Harsch King and graduated early from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1942, where he started as a male secretary at Union Pacific Railroad. After a year, he was drafted and served his country in the US Air Force. Marvin was a B-17 Gunnery instructor and later a B-29 Crewman during World War II. Marvin returned from the war after three plus years and worked as a System Statistician in the president's office of the Union Pacific Railroad Headquarters. He was offered a job as a Television Script Writer where he first became involved in the Recording World. He became a Recording Engineer and worked for Terry Moss Recording, and later went on to become President of Liberty/United Artists Tape Duplicating Company. He attended UNO and Dana College.
Marvin was united in marriage to Beverly (Minor) on January 26, 1943 and to this union daughters, Connie and Becky were born. Marvin was active in First Christian Church, where he served as Deacon, Elder and chairman of the board of Elders and Treasurer. He was active in the building of the new church. Marvin was also past president of Toastmasters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Connie Christensen King in 1967; brother, Forrest King.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Beverly; daughter, Becky King; grandchildren, Erin Leesley, Tyler Hemmingsen and wife, Laura, Ryan Hemmingsen and wife, Linsy, Scott Christensen and wife, Leslie; seven great-grandchildren; nephew Ron King and wife, Mary, of Persia, Iowa.
Visitation with the family Sunday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Funeral service Monday, 1 p.m., all at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Interment Cedar Lawn Cemetery with military rites at the grave by American Legion Post #2. Luncheon to follow at the Walnut Hill Reception Center. Marvin will be cremated after the visitation on Sunday. Memorials are suggested to New Horizon Presbyterian Church or the Seventh-day Adventist.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.