REV. ROBERT C. 'DOC' KING SR., 65 ROCKFORD - Rev. Robert C. "Doc" King Sr., 65, of Rockford departed this earthly life January 24, 2014, in Park Place Nursing Home, Belvidere, IL, after a short illness. He was born July 27, 1948, in Hickman, Kentucky; the son R.T. King and Cleau Ethel Wade. Robert lived in Rockford over 40 years, coming form Hickman. He was a member of Greater New Hope Baptist Church, serving as a Minister and Deacon. He attended schools in Kentucky. Robert leaves to cherish many loving memories, two sons, Robert King Jr. and Alex ; two daughters, Trina and Dedra King; 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Green; a host of other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Victor King; wife, Alice F. King; 2 brothers, his twin, Russell King and Bobby Bumpus; and sister, Patsy King. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014, in Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 4615 Auburn Street. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State Street.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2014