LONGVIEW — Robie B King, 89, of Gilmer, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, May 9, 2013, with his loving granddaughter and her family by his side.
He was born October 24, 1923, in Webster Parish, Louisiana, to Baucum B. and Alma King. Robie honorably served his country during World War II
in the U.S. Marine Corps
. He lived a long and full life surrounded by family and friends.
Robie is survived by his son, Allan King; grandchildren, Vikki Williams and her husband, Donald, Nena Todaro, Shanese Weeks and Shawn King and his wife, Janie; and great-grandchildren, Michael Pearson and his wife, Kelsey, Chelsey Williams, Morgan Williams, Justin Weeks, Grant Pearson, Shelby Williams, Stormi Weeks, Brooke Pearson, Autumn King and Emily King.
He was preceded in passing by his beloved wife, Joyce King, and his daughter, Claudette Dalton.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Rader Funeral Home in Longview. Interment will follow in Rosewood Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at the funeral home.