William L. King

William L. 
King
William L. King, age 89, of Marshall, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Golden Oaks Living Center in Marshall.  He was born on February 20, 1931 in Warsaw, Missouri, the son of Lester John King and Eva Elizabeth Breshears.
He grew up in Warsaw and graduated from Warsaw High School in 1949.  He was united in marriage to Wanda Place on August 4, 1951 at the Methodist Parsonage by Rev. Wesley Hampton.  They made their home in Warsaw where unto this union, two sons and one daughter, Wayne, John and Patty, were born.  
He served 3 years in the United States Army where he received an honorable discharge in 1954. He also served his community as a Boy Scout Leader, Volunteer Firefighter and even served on the Warsaw School Board.  In 1975, they moved to Marshall where they made their home and where he became a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marshall.
Bill worked as a grocer all of his life, in the early 1960’s he owned/operated the Bargin Spot on Main St. in Warsaw.  He later went to work for Jim Newman as a meat cutter then as a store manager.  He retired from Jim’s IGA in Marshall in the early 2000’s.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wanda and one brother, Lee King.
He is survived by two sons, Wayne (Kathy) King of Grandview, Missouri and John (Kristi) King of Marshall, Missouri, one daughter, Patty King also of Marshall, four grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Rebecca and Molly, six great-grandchildren, one brother, Robert King of Overland Park, Kansas and one sister, Linda Parker, of Warsaw, Missouri, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  
Funeral services for William “Bill” King were held at 11:00 A.M. Friday July 31, 2020 at the Marshall First United Methodist Church New Life Center in Marshall, Missouri, with Rev. Keith Vessell, officiating, with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M.  Graveside Services and Interment were at 2:30 P.M., Friday at the Riverside Cemetery in Warsaw, Missouri.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall First United Methodist Church in care of Reser Funeral Home, P.O. Box 910, Warsaw, Missouri 65355.

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