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Walt King

September 26, 1935 — January 8, 2020

WALT D. KING

Walt D. King, age 84, of Alexandria, MO, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Unity Point Hospital in Keokuk, IA.

Walt was born September 26, 1935, in Mason City, IA, the son of J. D. and Marie "Mig" Grey King.

He married Patricia Fransen and they were the parents of a son, Tim. He later married Sherri Johnson and they were the parents of Julie, Joni, Chad and Dan.

Survivors include his five children: Tim King and his wife, Brenda, of Dougherty, IA, Julie King and her husband, Todd Miller, of Keokuk, IA, Joni King-Gorman of Wayland, MO, Chad King and his wife, Nikki, and Dan King and his wife, Crystal, all of Alexandria, MO; twelve grandchildren: Travis King, Crystal Cogswell, Joseph Krumey, Daniel Gorman, Arlie Shannon, Chelsi West, Hailie Mann, Luke King, and J. D. Michael, Lilee, Isaac, and Axell King; as well as twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Walt graduated from high school in Mason City, where he broke records and medaled in boxing, wrestling and track. He achieved the Golden Glove Award in boxing. He was also known during that time for "hot rodding".

Walt owned and operated King’s Auto Salvage and was always looking for a good deal.

He was very content in his life and loved driving around town with his dogs chasing behind. He enjoyed spending time with the locals near and on the Mississippi River and had a passion for Grey Island. He also enjoyed "Hee Haw" and the "Grand ‘Ole Opry". He cherished his friendship with long-time school friends, Red Taylor and Charlie Joint, Jerry and Cindy Colwell, and many others in the community. More than anything, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and his dogs.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Donna Reid officiating. Burial followed in the Sand Cemetery at St. Francisville.

Friends could call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9:00 a.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 12 noon until services at 1:00 p.m.

Memorials were made to the family with checks made payable to Dan King.

On-line condolences could expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.

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Friends can call at Wilson Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m..


SERVICES
Visitation

Monday, January 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Friends can call at Wilson Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m..

Funeral Service

Monday, January 13, 2020
1:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

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