John King, 1938-2018

Published 1:00 am Friday, August 31, 2018

John LeRoy King, 80, formerly of Albert Lea, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. He had been living in Dothan, with his wife and near his son and family, for the past year.

John King

Funeral services for John will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Mitchem will officiate. Burial will be in Geneva Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday as well as one hour prior to the service at Bonnerup Funeral Service.

John was born March 3, 1938, the son of the late Lloyd and Selma King. On March 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to Nancy (Krough) in Mason City. To this union, two children were born.

Email newsletter signup

John was a member of the Albert Lea Eagles club for many years and served as president two different times. He was also a member of the Blue Earth Eagles club, and helped establish the chapter there.

His favorite hobby was woodworking. He would make various items and often donate them to charity benefits through the Eagles club and other organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Selma; a sister in infancy, Judy; and brother, Curtis.

John is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Dothan; sons Jerry (Donna) King of Nashville and Neal (Lisa) King of Dothan; sister, Viola King, of Conger; grandchildren Ashley, Christopher, Zachary, Angie, Nathanael and Kayleigh; and great-grandchildren Harley, Christopher Jr., Olivia, Isabella and there is another one on the way.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.