Eddie King

Published 1:11 pm Friday, July 2, 2021

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Eddie King departed this life for his home in Heaven on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Eddie was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1962, where he served his country. He would work in the recreational field of community services, including the development of youth and programs for seniors for over 40 years in the Kansas City area and retired in 2007. In 2007, Eddie and his wife Clara moved to Franklinton.

Eddie was a devoted deacon at both Christ Temple Church in Kansas City, Kan., and Bethel Church of Christ Holiness in Franklinton, for over 50 years. He was honored with the “Man Of The Year” award in 1988 for outstanding service to his Local Church, District, Diocese and National Convention.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Verna Lee Davis (Granny); and his brother, Bill King.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his devoted wife, Clara O. King; three sons, Rodney D. King of Baton Rouge, Reginald D. King of Baton Rouge, and Eddie L. King Jr. (Stephanie) of League City, Texas; four granddaughters, Ashley King of Kansas City, Mo., Krystal King of Dallas, Texas, and Grace King and Emma King of League City; three grandsons, Rodney D. King Jr. of Baton Rouge, Rondrick D. King of Kansas City, Mo., and Reginald D. King Jr. of Baton Rouge; one great-granddaughter, Julianna Henderson of Kansas City, Mo.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation was held on Friday, July 2, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., followed by a family hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness.

The funeral service will be Saturday, July 3, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness, with Eld. Alvin Partman, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.