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Gainesville - Mr. Rodney Lee "Rowdy" King, Jr., of Gainesville, died suddenly on Saturday, January 5, 2013, in the Shands Hospital at the University of Florida.

Mr. King was a native and longtime resident of Virginia Beach, Virginia, born August 7, 1955 to the late Rodney Lee, Sr. and Ann King. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe and travelling with the Army football and softball teams. His love of sports continued his whole life through, from playing, coaching and officiating almost every sport he could, playing even in the over-50 leagues in Port St. Lucie and in Gainesville. He was a member of the Port St. Lucie Elks Lodge, and was preceded in death by his brother, Mark King, and by two sisters, Joetta Bonds and Deborah Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Monica King, of Gainesville; two sons, Rodney Lee King, III and Christopher Adam King, both of Virginia Beach, VA; two daughters, Amanda King, of Tampa and April Nicole George, of Portland, OR; his brother James "Bud" (Candy) King, of Mayock, NC; two sisters, Sharon (Ray) Potter and Ellen (Dennis) Moses, both of Virginia Beach, VA, along with a host of extended family.

A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6:00 P.M., in the chapel of WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 5:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Alachua County.




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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013
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