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Al King

September 15, 1930 ~ April 23, 2018 (age 87)

Alfred Lewis King, Sr., 87, of Pleasant Hill, was born, September 15, 1930, In Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Eliga S. and Margaret (Metcalf) King. He departed this life, Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home surrounded with love and family.

Al was a 1948 Southwest High School graduate.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia.  While at MU he joined the ROTC later enlisting as First Lieutenant in Army 111th Airborne serving as a Jumpmaster instructor during the Korean War.

On August 2, 1954, he was united in marriage to Ada Lee Stafford in Pleasant Hill.  She survives of the home.

Al is also survived by his son Al King, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; his daughter, Anne Poole of Harrisonville; 7grandchildren, Colin King, Riley King, TJ Poole, Courtney Poole, Kyle Poole, Nathan Poole, and Jonathan Poole; 10 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild, Craig Poole; one brother, Bob King; and one sister, June King.

Al owned and operated the Stafford Hardware Store in downtown Pleasant Hill. He had also owned Stafford Construction and a NAPA auto parts store. He was the Police commissioner and former councilman in Pleasant Hill.   He was a member of the Church of Christ and former member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club.  He enjoyed golfing and watching the football especially the chiefs. 

Cremation has been accorded.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the funeral home. Reverend Wyatt Shanks will officiate.  Inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard. 

Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W Post #3118 Veterans Relief Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

 

 

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