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Frank A. "Doc" King

Died on April 25, 2014. Frank was born on May 17, 1921 to John and Laura King in Indianapolis. Doc was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Jody, parents, granddaughter Adrianne Dunnick, brothers John King and David King, sisters Betty Meier and Lillian Hanske.

Frank graduated from Manual High School in 1938. His parents, two brothers and two sisters were also proud Manual graduates. He attended Purdue University before graduating from Butler University in 1942 with a degree in Business Administration. While in college, Doc was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Ovid Butler Society, The SAR and the Society of Indiana Pioneers. He entered the US Air Force after leaving Butler. Frank Served four years in World War II. The last two years, he served in Europe as a Captain in the 1261st Combat Engineer Battalion. After the war, Frank was Assistant Secretary and Treasurer of Paper Art Company. Next, he joined Inland Container Corporation. While employed at Inland Container, Doc earned a law degree from Indiana University School of Law and became a member of the Indianapolis and American Bar Associations and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Frank also earned his private pilot license and enjoyed flying airplanes. Frank received the Executive Award of the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Stanford University. He retired from Inland Container and its subsidiary, Anderson Box Company, after 34 years of service.

Frank was a long time member of Irvington Presbyterian Church and served as a Deacon, Trustee and Elder. A memorial service will be held at the church at a later date. Donations can be made to the Frank King Memorial Fund at Irvington Presbyterian Church.

Doc lived a long and active life. He and his wife were avid travelers and visited 49 of the 50 states. They made 15 trips to Europe and Africa. Doc and Jody enjoyed golf together and he enjoyed photography for many years. He will miss family and friends at the Tuesday Night Golf Group, Saturday Night Bridge Group, Springer Avenue Group, Sunrise Café and all the caregivers who helped along the way.

Doc was happy to have been born in America and to have enjoyed the freedom and opportunities it provided.

Frank is survived by his daughter Nancy Dunnick, New Orleans, LA, Frank A. King Jr., Las Vegas, NV and Robert King, Indianapolis, IN., nine grand children, two great-grand- children and good friend Barbara Demasie, Carmel, IN.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 27, 2014
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