George R. King Jr.

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Funeral services for George R. King Jr. of Bastrop will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2010 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Vollmar and Dr. Ron Kitchens officiating. Interment will follow at Mer Rouge Cemetery. Visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to the funeral service.

George R. King Jr. was born on June 20, 1925 in Athens, La. to George Robert King Sr. and Maggie Lou Walker King. Mr. King was a World War II Navy veteran serving aboard the USS Doyen. He was a member of the St. Andrews Masonic Lodge No. 256 and Past Master. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Mer Rouge Chapter 148. Currently he was a member of the Walker-George Masonic Lodge of Swartz. Mr. King was also a past member of the Monroe Commandery No. 7 Knights Templar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, W.P. King, Clifford Walker King; and brother-in-law, George Bowe.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Shirley Patricia Hartman King; three children, Patricia King Kitchens and husband the Rev. Joe Kitchens of Waldren, Ark., George "Bobby" R. King III and wife Debra Carter King of Minden, and Cynthia T. King of Houston; three grandchildren, Dr. Ronald Andrew Kitchens and wife Amy of Sandy Hook, Miss., Robin King Rayner and husband Scotty of Minden, and Hannah King of Longview, Texas; three great grandchildren, John Clayton Kitchens, Joy Catherine Kitchens, and one on the way, Taylor Jordan Rayner; sister, Barbara Ann Bowe of Mer Rouge; and brother-in-law, Harold Hartman of Bastrop.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bill King, Billy King, Larry King Sr., Larry King Jr., George Bowe Jr., David Bowe, and Steve Bowe.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in honor of Mr. King be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, Masonic Children's Home in Alexandria, LA, or a charity of their choice.
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Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2010