Lawrence C. ‘Jack’ King, Sr.

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 10, 2019

Lawrence C. “Jack” King, Sr., age 96, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 10, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was born July 4, 1923, the son of George and Agnes (Chenier) King. He was born and raised in Flat Rock. Jack was united in marriage to Mary Lou Drossart July 29, 1950 in Flat Rock. Together, they raised their 6 children.

Jack worked as a sandblaster painter at Harnischfeger where he retired in 1980. He spent some time in the United States Army Infantry.

Jack enjoyed being out in his screenhouse and especially liked decorating for Christmas.

He is survived by:
2 Sons: Larry King of Gladstone, MI
Barry (Carol) King of Gladstone, MI
3 Daughters: Betty King of Gladstone, MI
Kim King of Gladstone, MI
Mary (Rick) Cayer of Gladstone, MI
1 Brother: John (Phyllis) King of Gladstone, MI
1 Sister-In-Law: Florence King of Escanaba, MI
3 Grandchildren
5 Great Grandchildren
And Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Jack is preceded in death by:
Wife: Mary Lou
Daughter: Linda Lou King
5 Brothers: Henry (Anna Mae) King
Donald King
Robert King
Francis (Rosalee) King
Richard (Julie) King
3 Sisters: Rose (Charles) Wheatley, Lorraine (John) Froberg, Dorothy (Pat) LaFave

Family will receive friends Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Military Honors will be presented by the Gladstone American Legion Post 71 follow visiting hours at 5:00 PM. Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 6:00 PM at All Saints Catholic Church. A luncheon will follow at the Gladstone American Legion. Jack will be laid to rest in Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the King family.

4 Tributes for “Lawrence C. ‘Jack’ King, Sr.

    I wish I had been around to get to know my great grandfather better. I’m sure he was a wonderful man and I certainly am deeply saddened by this loss. The distance was great, but blood and family transcend time and space. I’m sure I will see him again. Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for having what I’m sure will be a wonderful service. Hugs to you and to Joe, my dad. I wish I could be there for you and I’m sorry my work schedule wouldn’t allow it. I’m there in spirit with everyone and wish to hear wonderful stories about Grandpa Jack sometime soon.

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, my thoughts are with you and the family during this difficult time

    My heartfelt condolences to the King Family.
    Jack was a good guy, & he will be missed! The neighborhood won’t be the same without him.
    Sorry I won’t be there in person, to pay my respects.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Sincerely~ Cheryl (Kalishek) Bernard

    Dear King family So very sorry for your loss.Loved it when you’d come in shopping at Kmart with the girls.My thoughts are with yous.Donna Pepin

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