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James W. “Barney / Jimmy” King Sr., 70, Uniondale, passed away at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 29, 1943, in Bluffton, to Gerald and Anna Louise (Bennett) King.
He attended Bluffton High School and worked at Gerber Feed Mill in Bluffton for many years. He was a truck driver for Ormsby Trucking Company for many years, along with other trucking companies. For the past 12 years, he delivered parts for Expert Transmission in Bluffton, and delivered ATV’s for Fear Power Sports in Berne. He enjoyed driving and being a talented mechanic, able to fix almost anything. He loved spending time with family and his world revolved around his grandchildren.
On January 11, 1986, in Wells County, James and Robin L. (Lloyd) were married. Robin survives in Uniondale along with children, Tammy King of Poneto; James (Kim) King Jr. of Montpelier; Penny (Kent) Clanin of Delray Beach, Fla.; Kevin (Pam “Gert”) King of Montpelier; a daughter-in-law, Amy Reynolds-King of Hartford City, Jonathan “John-Boy” Bailey of Tecumseh, Mich., Jamie King of Bluffton, and adopted daughter, Anne "Annie Banannie” Bailey of Uniondale; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Gerald “Slug” (Rosie) King of Vera Cruz, Dick (Sandy) King of Bluffton, Dian (Jim) Grover of Bluffton, Linda Crews of Amity Ark., Kenny (Emmy) King of Liberty Center; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Keith King; two brothers, Fred and Bob King; and a sister, Beck King.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton, with calling one hour prior to the service. Pastor Lyle Breeding will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. Friday, also at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.Â