June 9, 1934 - August 11, 2018
Fred O. King, 84, of East Peoria, died at 3:40 p.m., Saturday, August 11 at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born June 9, 1934 in Monterey, Tennessee to Roy and Pauline (Phipps) King. He married Lois Blye, July 3rd, 1955 at Creve Coeur First Baptist Church, in Creve Coeur IL. Surviving are his wife, Lois; children Bob (Debbie Roe) King, Karen King, Dennis (Teresa) King, and Jerry (Dana) King, grandchildren Melissa (Ryan) Bale, Jordan Woo, Cody King, Courtney (Rachael) King, Elizabeth King, Tim King, Ayden King, Brandon Wilson, Nicole Duckworth, Megan Mills, Michael (Jessica) Mills, Matt (Courtney) Mills; 22 great grandchildren and 19 nieces/nephews; his brother Kenneth (Anne) King and his sister Helen (Harvey) Cummings. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Anna Rose Campbell. Fred loved his family very much and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Fred grew up in Monterey Tennessee and graduated from Monterey High School in 1953. He worked at Caterpillar, Inc. for 34 years and retired in 1988. He had been President of the Route 66 Watch and Clock Club, in Morton, IL. His hobbies included trading collectibles and collecting antiques. Fred was a dedicated St. Louis Cardinals fan, he had a love of gospel bluegrass music and fresh Southern Illinois peaches. Fred was a selfless man, ready to lend a helping hand whenever he was needed. A memorial service is planned at Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church at 201 N. Norwood Pl in East Peoria IL on Friday, August 17th at 6 p.m. with visitation one hour before. Services and burial will follow on Sunday, August 19th at Goff Funeral Home in Monterey Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fred King Memorial Kidney Fund at CEFCU. The staff at Gary Deiters Funeral Home & Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements.
Fred O. King, 84, of East Peoria, died at 3:40 p.m., Saturday, August 11 at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born June 9, 1934 in Monterey, Tennessee to Roy and Pauline (Phipps) King. He married Lois Blye, July 3rd, 1955 at Creve Coeur... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
Fred O. King, 84, of East Peoria, died at 3:40 p.m., Saturday,...View More
Flowers & Gifts
Send flowers to the King family.Send Flowers