Archive for Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Obituary: Floyd ‘Bud’ King


February 14, 2007

Services for Floyd Junior "Bud" King, 82, McLouth, were Tuesday at McLouth United Methodist Church. Private burial was in McLouth Cemetery.

Mr. King died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at his home.

He was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Oskaloosa, the son of Floyd and Kate Hoskinson King. He was a 1943 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and was a lifelong area resident.

Mr. King was a founding partner of King's Construction Co. in Oskaloosa and was active with the company from 1947 to 2007.

Mr. King served in the Merchant Marines and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Topeka. He was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church, and a member and past master of Masonic Lodge No. 14 A.F. & A.M. in Oskaloosa. He served on the McLouth Board of Education for 16 years.

He married Dorothy Geraldine "Gerre" Trudell on Jan. 9, 1948, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Dan and Kent, both of Oskaloosa, two daughters, Gail King Thomas, Oskaloosa, and Kristin King Dillard, Olathe; a sister, Veral Hufnagel and husband Ernie, Lennox, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Dorothy King, Oskaloosa; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to McLouth United Methodist Church Building fund, Jefferson County Friends of Hospice or to an organization of the donor's choice, sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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