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Charles Thomas King, 95, formerly of Milton, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 3:58 AM at the Keosauqua Health Care Center in Keosauqua, Iowa.
He was born April 2, 1925, at Salem, Henry County, Iowa to George Marion and Gladys Rebecca (White) King. He was the third of twelve children.
Charles attended Salem High School, graduating in 1943 and graduated in 1949 from the University of Iowa, with a degree in Commerce.
Charles married to Ruby Lucille Woline on August 24, 1947 at the Swedesburg Lutheran Church in Swedesburg, Iowa and to this union four children was born. Charles and his wife began their married life in Iowa City, Iowa, after which they lived in Des Moines and Urbandale, Iowa and then moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1961, where they lived for thirty years. Charles retired as President of Millhiser-Smith Agency Inc in 1990, after which they moved to their farm near Milton, Iowa. Due to Ruby’s health failing, they moved to Scotland County Residential Terrance in Memphis in 2013. Ruby passed away August 6, 2016.
Charles served in the United States Army Air Force and was discharged in 1947. He was very active in many organizations in Cedar Rapids: Mizpah Masonic Lodge #639, Past Potentate El Kahir Shrine and Past President of Cedar Rapids Rotary. He was an active member of First Congregational Church in Cedar Rapids and the United Methodist Church in Milton, Iowa. He was also a very avid hunter. His greatest passion in life was to be attentive to his wife especially in later years and to spend time with his family and especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons; Steven C. King and his wife, Susan, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Richard A. King and his wife, Judith Spencer, of West Branch, Iowa; Thomas D. King and his wife, Nancy, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and a daughter, Teresa “Terri” D. Haman and her husband Dr. Jerry Haman, of Kirksville, Missouri. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Clare Mummey and her husband, Ben; David King; Marianne King; Barbara King and her husband, Carl Protsch; John Haman and his wife, JingYi Wu , Molly Haman; five great grandchildren; two brothers; William E. King and Robert D. King and a sister, Patricia J. Nicol.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Memphis Funeral Home with Reverend Mary Lou Toft Officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery at Milton, Iowa. You may watch the service live from Memphis Funeral Home face book at 1:30 PM https://www.facebook.com/Memphis.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and eight siblings: Rex, Estyl, Marilyn, Katherine, Jim, Joanne, Merlin, and Linda.
Memphis Funeral Home is assisting the family.
As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children. They may be mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.