Lyle Kenneth King Sr.

Lyle Kenneth King Sr., 80, of Lake Township passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Keystone Garden Estates, Larksville.

Mr. King was born in Meeker on Oct. 9, 1932, and was the son of the late G. Wayne and E. Mae Ruggles King. He graduated from the former Laketon High School in 1950 and graduated from Wilkes College with a degree in business administration in 1960.

He retired in 1990 from Procter & Gamble Paper Products, Mehoopany, where he was head of building maintenance.

He spent his retirement working on his 1930 Model A Ford Huckster truck with his sons and entering it into the local car shows. He also enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Lyle was based in Germany while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He served as a courier for the general and ran sealed document maneuvers from base to base.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Leonard; brothers, John, Roy and Donald; brother-in-law, Frank Wadas; and sister-in-law, Joan King.

He is survived by a son, Lyle King Jr. and companion, Deb Doughton, Luzerne; daughter, Ellen Maccarone and her husband, Carmen, Sweet Valley; son, Michael King, Meeker; daughters, Barbara Mikielski and her husband, Gerald Sr., Lake Township; Rosemary Weaver, Swoyersville; Susan Lazur and her husband, George, Loyalville; Elizabeth (Betsy) Phillips and her husband, Ernest, Beaumont; and Beverly King, Meeker; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Wadas, Shavertown; brothers, Richard King, West Pittston; and Edwin (Ted) and his wife, Lorraine King, Dallas; sisters-in-law, Barbara King, Benton; Mary King, Shrewsbury; and Elsie King, California; and his children's mother, Louise King, Meeker.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. March 16 from Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Pikes Creek, with the Rev. Kenneth Brown officiating. This will be casual dress as he disliked formal attire. Private interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.

Funeral arrangements are by Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702, or Maple Grove United Methodist Church, 5876 Main Road, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621.

The family would like to thank the staff of Keystone Garden Estates, Larksville, Moses Taylor Adult Psychiatric/Alzheimer unit, Scranton, The Village at Greenbriar, Dallas, and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the compassionate treatment they gave to Lyle for the support to the family.

The family requests, due to allergies, that flowers be omitted.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 5, 2013