Obituary for Fred Lionel King
Fred Lionel King, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away on May 4, 2017 at the age of 93. He was born in Waresboro, Ware County, Georgia in 1923, a son of John Bunyon King and Mattie Leona Cribb.
He grew up on a farm in Waresboro and later served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. During World War II he served as a Radioman in the United States Navy in the Atlantic aboard the USS Davis. He was retired after a long career with the Federal Aviation Administration.
Fred is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jayne Mills King. He is survived by his children, Kimberly Lionel King, Janalyn Eldna King Shepherd, Susanna Michelle King Brooks, Kyle Benjamin King, and Gretchen Lee Croutch; by his grandchildren, Justin King Shepherd, Mary Kathryn King, Robert Bryan King, Savannah Jayne Brooks, David Lewis “Chase” Brooks, Benjamin Alexander King, and Christina Lee Croutch; and two great-grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his siblings Lillyan Hester King, Vespa Jeanne King, John Burnie King, and Bobby King. He is survived by his sister Peggy Joyce King Mosley.
Fred was a devoted husband and father, and he will be greatly missed.
Services are pending