ROCKFORD, Ohio — John Junior King, 86, of Rockford, Ohio, died Wednesday morning at home. He was born in St. Marys Township, Decatur, Indiana, on May 21, 1933. He was the son of John L. and Glennis B. (Roop) King. On Dec. 30, 1960, he married Joan Barker, who survives at their home in Rockford. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean Conflict.

Other survivors include:

Sons — Neil (Tami Dutcher) King, Michael (Ann) King, and Scott King

Daughters — Diann Searight (Eric Sanders), Faye (Rod) Cheek, and Mary (Kenny) Stocklin

Brothers — Terry King and Dean (Kathleen) King

Sisters — Carolyn Sue Braun, Linda (Robert) Railey, and Rita (Ken) Johnson

Brother-in-law — Wilferd Davis

Sisters-in-law — Kaki Barker and Marcile King. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard King; a sister, Berneice Davis; brothers-in-law, Floyd Braun and Steve Barker; and sister-in-law, Shirley King.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, with Pastor Ernie Suman officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Rockford and Willshire American Legion Posts. Friends may call at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home on Friday, July 12, from 2 p.m.-8 p.m., and on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.

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