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Larry E. King

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Larry E. King

Larry Eugene King, 73, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, with his family by his side, at Shoals Hospital.

Mr. King was born in Sheffield, Ala. and had great childhood memories of the Village Two neighborhood. He was a graduate of Sheffield High School (Class of 1957) and continued his education at Florence State University (UNA). After working for the Sheffield Water Department, he worked for many years and retired from the Muscle Shoals Electric Department. Mr. King was a member of Cox Boulevard Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delma O. King; and by his brother, Jerome King, PhD.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Riner King; his mother, Claudine Berry King; daughters, Genia McKinney (Joe) and Elesia Crosswhite (Tandy). He is also survived by the lights of his life grandchildren, Colton King McKinney, Sydney Elizabeth McKinney and Mason Paul Crosswhite.

He will be missed by a large extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Chris King, Terry Marthaler, Randy Gist, Ricky Gist, Russy Gist, Robbie Gist, Ronnie Riner, Donnie Riner and David Mitchell.

Honorary Pallbearers include Fred Marthaler, Ronnie Henson, Ronald Pace, Lloyd Jackson and Woodie Lindsey.

Visitation will be held from 11 to 1 on Thursday, Oct. 4 at Cox Boulevard Church of Christ. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Brother Larry Kilpatrick officiating. Burial at Colbert Memorial Gardens will follow the service.

The family asked that memorials, in lieu of flowers, be made to the or .

An online guestbook is available at
Published in Florence Times Daily on Oct. 4, 2012
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