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April 15, 1943 - July 7, 2021

Per Richard’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Ministry with Community or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o of the funeral home.

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Richard (Dick) King, Age 78, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, following a lengthy illness. Richard was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1943, the son of the late Robert and Helen King. His family moved to Allegan, Michigan, where Richard graduated high school, a member of the class of ‘61. Richard was a Journeyman Millwright for General Motors, retiring after 32 years of dedicated service. He was married to Christina (Flowers) on May 23, 1997, most recently celebrating 24 years of marriage. Richard enjoyed golfing and traveling; he and Christina spent many winters in Gulf Shores Alabama, Lake Havasu, Arizona and both Conroe and Rockport Texas, most recently spending summers on Sugar Island in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – always a place on the water and near a golf course. Being close to friends or family was always a bonus. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert King, and sister, Shirley Lucas, his sister-in-law Lois King and brother-in-law Dan Betz. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Christina, his children, Brian (Elizabeth) King; Randi (Ed) D’Felio and stepchildren, Tom Havenaar, Amy (Dan) Erving and Sara (Daniel) Castro, his much loved grandchildren, Grant, Reganne, Grace, Nora, Nathan and Philip, a great grandson, Jayce, his sister, Lizbeth King-Betz, as well as his brother-in-law Mark (Pat) Lucas and sister-in-law, Clara (Doug) Paine, as well as many nieces and nephews.