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Robert A. "Bob" King Sr.

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Robert A. "Bob" King Sr. Obituary
Robert A. 'Bob' King Sr. Battle Creek Robert A. 'Bob' King Sr., 62 of Battle Creek died January 21, 2013 at home after a year-long battle with cancer and years of health issues. He was born December 31, 1950 the son of Robert Leighton and Martha Ann (Allen) King in Newark, Ohio. He spent his younger years in New Lexington, McConnellsville, and Mt Vernon, Ohio graduating in 1969 from Mt Vernon High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served between1970-1976 with two Southeast Asia tours. He attended Columbus Technical Institute in the Mechanical Engineering/Drafting degree program. Bob's civilian government career started at Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio, and in 1998 was transferred to the H-D-I Federal Center, Battle Creek, Michigan, where he retired in 2007. Bob is survived by Barbara A. Carlisle, his wife of 35 years; daughter, Elizabeth Kate-Marie Clark (fiancé, Bryan Parmer) of Battle Creek, Michigan; son, Robert (Jennifer) A. King Jr. of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Kandice Nicole Clark, Zachary Allen-Roy Clark, Rachael Noel King, Nicole Lily King, and Brittany Krause; brother, Terry (Kim) Lee King of Marysville, Ohio; sister, Dee Ann King Allerding of Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Bob leave behinds the Carlisle in-laws, many nieces and nephews and some very special friends, especially Larry Jacobs, Pat Wood and Charity Johnson. Bob enjoyed drag racing his own cars in the 1970-80's, a NHRA official for District 3 (1984-1988), and being part of King Racing. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, and hunting. In addition, Bob was active in his communities, with the Jaycees (Southeast Ohio, 1977-1985), volunteer rural firefighter (1990-1995) and first responder for Basil Joint Fire District, Baltimore Ohio, where he received the distinction in 1994 for the volunteer with the most runs. His volunteer work included serving as a group leader for Fort Custer Freedom Hunt. Bob had a kind heart and friendly smile; he knew no adversity and no self-pity during his illnesses. Special thanks to the Bronson Battle Creek Wound Center, Dr. Clark Johnson and the University of Michigan Sarcoma Clinic. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at Shaw Funeral Home. Services will take place Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at South Side Bible Church with Pastor Michael Brown officiating. Interment, Wilson Cemetery, Newark, Ohio at a later date. Memorial donations may go to South Side Bible Church. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Battle Creek.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 23, 2013
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