Richard K. King, age 89, went to be with the Lord on August 5, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
Richard (Richard Kirby) was born in Waco, Texas on February 16, 1932 to Cuvir Richard (Dick) King and Doris Brown King. The family moved to Houston Heights area when he was a young child. It was there he met his lifelong friend Robert (Bobby) Broussard. He left High School when his reserve unit was called to active duty. The Marine Corp took him to action in Korea. Upon his return from the Marine Corp, Richard went to work for Houston Lighting & Power as a lineman's helper. He worked his way up to lineman, foreman, then supervisor and retired after 32 years. He was a Legacy Gold Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving at the Post, District, Department and National levels. He was a member of the Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, class 20, a life member of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo with the Corral Club Committee in the Committmen's Club, a life member of the American Legion Post 654, and a life member of the Military Order of the Cootie, Pup Tent 11. He loved babies, hunting, fishing, the VFW, and country music.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, his sister Evelyn (Lamar) Block, and his late wife, Jo Crawford King. He is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Andrea Trull King, daughter, Sharon (Al) Mork, grand children Andrew J. Mork and Shalyn M. Mork all of Houston, sister-in-law, Neva Goree of San Antonio, and chosen brother, Robert (Bobby) Broussard of San Diego, California. He is also survived by many close friends and his VFW family. The family would like to thank Blue Star Hospice for their patient and loving care and guidance during this most stressful time.
Family and friends will gather and share memories during a visitation from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Road in Houston, where funeral services will be held at 11:30am on Tuesday, August 10, followed by a committal service at Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Richard's memory may be made to the Texas VFW Foundation, PO Box 14468, Austin, TX, 78761-4468.