Edward Russell King, 89, of Keyser, died Tuesday (May 31, 2016) at home.
He was born May 15, 1927, in Reader, the son of the late Edward Ray and Thelma King.
He was a preacher for the Church of Christ for more than 60 years and a member of the Cumberland Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Frank Higginbotham; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn King.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Marian Lemasters King; a son, Ron (Carolyn, whom was like an adopted daughter to Edward) King of Keyser; a daughter, Karen K. (Tom) Tucker of Fairmont; two brothers, Max (Nevella) King of Alabama and Lloyd King of New Martinsville; a sister, Rose Higginbotham of Fairmont; six grandchildren, Tim (Brenda) Tucker of Morgantown, Tracy Crites of Geneva, Ohio, Scott (Amy) King of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Jeff (Crystal) Tucker of Fairmont, Tanya (Jeremy) Laning of Geneva, Ohio, and Corey (Mandy) King of Romney; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. today at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville. Private interment in Beechwood Cemetery Centerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Virginia School of Preaching, P.O. Box 785, Moundsville, WV 26041. Sympathy expression at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  June 3, 2016