Carnis Venard, C.V. King, age 94, passed away at his home in Nederland on February 9, 2013. He was born on January 23, 1919, in Nacogdoches, TX to the late Luther Calvin King and Pearlie Mae McKnight. C.V. was a Nederland resident for 66 years. He was retired from the U. S. Army having proudly served his country in WWII. C.V. was also retired after 34 years from Unocal. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. C.V. is preceded in death by his wife, Emma Agatha Laskoskie King. He is survived by daughters, Phyllis Lee and husband, Robert of China, TX, and Beverly Hillyer of Nederland; son, Terry King and wife, Mary of Beaumont; grandchildren, Chris Knowles, Todd Hillyer, Wendi Hillyer, Wesley and Christina King, Chad, Nicholas, and Logan King; great-granddaughter, Dominique Hillyer and great grandson, Hudson King, due in June. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Msgr. Dan Malain celebrant. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland. Visitation will be on Friday, February 15 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Melancon's Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland. Details and guest registry available at Melancons.org.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 13, 2013