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Victor James (Jim) King, 87, formerly of North Miami Beach, Florida, and retired in Espyville, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Rolling Fields in Conneautville, where he had resided the last two years.
Born January 1, 1930, he was the son of Victor and Mary Walsh King. He married Martha Kepler on August 20, 1949, at St. Agatha's Church in Meadville.
He graduated from St. Agatha High School. Jim retired from Eastern Airlines at Miami International Airport. He had also worked for the Erie Railroad and Bowler Jewelry in Meadville as a watchmaker.
He was a member of the Linesville First Baptist Church. Jim had a great love for the Lord, read his Bible daily and shared his faith with everyone he met.
Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Martha King; 11 children, Marietta White and her husband, David, of Espyville, William King and his wife, Marybeth, of Reno, Nevada, Kathleen Hitchcock and her husband, Tom, of Andover, Ohio, Patricia Holman and her husband, Tom, of Solon, Ohio, Barbara Bonville of Hohenwald, Tennessee, James King and his wife, Valerie, of Meadville, Richard King and his wife, Karen, of Jupiter, Florida, Martha Collins, and her husband, Chip, of Clermont, Florida, Joan Bell and her husband, Rob, of Clermont, Florida, Margaret Lenox and her husband, Kenny, of Vale, North Carolina, and Dottie Thomas and her husband, Bill, of Clermont, Florida; 36 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; five siblings, Joyce Anderson, Thomas King and his wife, Gerry, Lawrence King, Judy Luckey and her husband, John, and Paul King and his wife, Judi; many beloved nieces and nephews; and their church family at Linesville First Baptist.
Calling hours will be on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville.
A funeral service will follow the calling hours at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Joel Weck of the Linesville First Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Venango Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Shenango Volunteer Fire Department, 2887 State Highway 285, Espyville, Pa 16424.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Rolling Fields for all their care and love they provided for Jim.
Please share a condolence or memory of Jim for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 26, 2017
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