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, 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 of Luzerne; daughter Ellen Maccarone and her husband, Carmen, of Sweet Valley; son Michael King of Meeker; daughters Barbara Mikielski and her husband, Gerald Sr., of Lake Township; Rosemary Weaver of Swoyersville; Susan Lazur and her husband, George, of Loyalville; Elizabeth (Betsy) Phillips and her husband, Ernest, of Beaumont, and Beverly King of Meeker; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Wadas of Shavertown; brothers Richard King of West Pittston; Edwin (Ted) and his wife, Lorraine King, of Dallas; sisters-in-law Barbara King of Benton; Mary King of Shrewsbury, Pa., and Elsie King of California; his children's mother, Louise King of Meeker.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 3 p.m. from the Maple Grove United Methodist Church, Pikes Creek, with 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 the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.
Memorial Donations may be sent to Hospice of the Sacred Heart at 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, flowers be omitted.
Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 5, 2013